[extropy-chat] The Dawn of Personalized Medicine

Hal Finney hal at finney.org
Wed Apr 7 07:33:29 UTC 2004

Giu1i0 forwards, from "Always On":

> If we look at the IT world, there are a couple of fundamental laws,
> which if we had understood back in the '60s and '70s, would have probably
> prompted us to invest a lot more. I know that if I had really understood
> what Gordon Moore was saying with Moore's Law in the 1960s, I might have
> bought some Intel stock.

Yes, or he might have invested in other 1960s era semiconductor
companies, like Amelco, or Shockley, or Intersil, or Rheem, which had
the distinction of being the first semiconductor company to be sued
over stolen intellectual property.  Hindsight is easy.  But even if Mr.
Always On had known that Moore's Law would be good for another 40+ years,
he could still have lost money.


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