A Primer on Computing’s Exponential Growth and Where Tech Is Headed [Video]

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We live in a time when our news feeds are packed with stories about technological advancements, scientific discoveries, and breakthrough innovations, so much so that it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all. Progress is moving so fast we enjoy only short periods of stasis before the next big thing is released. The world is truly different today than it was yesterday.

And it’s only going to get worse…or better, depending on your point of view.

Filmed at the 2014 Exponential Finance Summit, Peter Diamandis explains why technologies are accelerating and what we can expect in the near future as exponential growth propels us into a world only dreamed about in science fiction.

This presentation is peppered with charts and data from Ray Kurzweil, whose 2005 book The Singularity Is Near mapped out how progress in technology has been accelerating since the beginning, and in recent times, has resulted in computers that will soon rival the processing ability of the human mind.

Recently, Kurzweil announced that the sequel, The Singularity Is Nearer, is scheduled for release around early 2017.

David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.

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