[FoRK] Annihilation from within...

Jeff Bone < jbone at place.org > on > Wed Dec 6 13:23:45 PST 2006

On Dec 6, 2006, at 12:31 PM, Luis Villa wrote:

> On 12/6/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 09:46:06PM -0600, Jeff Bone wrote:
>>
>> > While I would very much like the flying car, my money is on the  
>> brain-
>> > computer interface.
>>
>> Personal helicopters exist, whereas BCIs exist only as
>> crude prototypes for severely disabled.
>>
>> A real BCI will be invasive, and require medical nanotechnology.
>> As such personal flying vehicles, in today's 100 k$ range are
>> distinctly earlier.
>
> More relevantly to the point I was trying to make with the picture,
> despite people having talked about flying cars as being right around
> the corner for decades*, it isn't happening any time soon.

Means absolutely nothing.

Law of accelerating returns.

All perceptions of expected rates of change based on past experience  
are likely to be increasingly unreliable over the next few years.

jb


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