A Thought Sparked by Ray Kurzweil’s Talk
Ray Kurzweil is one of the more remarkable people of the past 60 years. An inventor. An author. A curious mind.
His books on technology and humanity have been best sellers. He has a knack to look at an unknowable future, match it to a knowable and graphable past, and determine the points of intersection to make compelling predictions for humanity and technology.
In his work, Kurzweil often cites the trends in increasing computer power and the diminishing costs to use it (Shorthand: Moore’s Law on Computing). To create products or even just map out ideas for the future, he challenges himself and his colleagues to think about what the computational power will look like in 3-5 years. Only then can they plan their products to truly utilize the computing power they expect to be available.