[extropy-chat] Futures Past
sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Oct 10 11:32:44 UTC 2005
On Oct 9, 2005, at 1:03 PM, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2005, at 2:37 PM, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>> Thanks for keeping and posting this, Greg. It makes for
>> interesting Sunday morning reading.
>> What hits me from this list is that for all the predictions we
>> have thus far (2015 is 10 years away) missed, we have exceeded
>> some predictions and likely to reach many others by 2015. So some
>> things came a wee bit later. Yeah we don't have smart roads and
>> VR is still not great, cryogenics hasn't improved that much, space
>> development sucks and so on.
> So what exactly has arrived faster than we expected? You listed
> all the obvious delays, but has anything really arrived sooner than
50 GB HD common < 60 - 250 GB common on desktops
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OK. I am underwhelmed.
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