Steve Jurvetson, of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, one of the oldest and best-known venture capital firms, talks here about the Ray Kurzweil interpretation of Moore’s Law. From the intro:
… which retroactively looks at the evolution of technology and the economy in terms of the numbers of calculations possible for a thousand dollars for the past hundred years. Of interest to the entrepreneur, Jurvetson points out that of global, social, and economic factors over time, there seems to be no coupling with the evolution of technology. Despite a poor economy, recessionary concerns, wars and political unrest, cites Jurvetson, technology continues to evolve at a steady and unstoppable pace.
This is short (less than three minutes) and right to the point.
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