>Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 18:39:40 -0600
>From: "Russell W. Craig" <Xxzen@swbell.net>
>Subject: Re: REVIEW: Kurzweil talk
>Would some of these limiting factors be the ability to recoup the costs
>creating the increased computing power? I assume now that certain
>in computing power are left on the market long enough to be profitable
>the next level is introduced.
I haven't been following this particular thread so i don't know the context that was taken out of, but i have to ask... do you think that advances are held back regularly to increase profits? Would a certain technology thus be slowed in its progress towards its limiting factors? Would that possibly mean that capitalism is NOT the ideal way to achieve progress? (I've always hoped we could do better anyway.)