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Boom times are back in Silicon Valley. Office parks along Highway 101 are once again adorned with the insignia of hopeful start-ups. Rents are soaring, as is the demand for fancy vacation homes in resort towns like Lake Tahoe, a sign of fortunes being amassed. The Bay Area was the birthplace of the semiconductor industry and the computer and internet companies that have grown up in its wake. Its wizards provided many of the marvels that make the world feel futuristic, from touch-screen phones to the instantaneous searching of great libraries to the power to pilot a drone thousands of miles away. The revival in its business activity since 2010 suggests progress is motoring on.

So it may come as a surprise that some in Silicon Valley think the place is stagnant, and that the rate of innovation has been slackening for decades. Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, and the first outside investor in Facebook, says that innovation in America is “somewhere between dire straits and dead”. Engineers in all sorts of areas share similar feelings of disappointment. And a small but growing group of economists reckon the economic impact of the innovations of today may pale in comparison with those of the past.

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Across the board, innovations fueled by cheap processing power are taking off. Computers are beginning to understand natural language. People are controlling video games through body movement alone—a technology that may soon find application in much of the business world. Three-dimensional printing is capable of churning out an increasingly complex array of objects, and may soon move on to human tissues and other organic material.

An innovation pessimist could dismiss this as “jam tomorrow”. But the idea that technology-led growth must either continue unabated or steadily decline, rather than ebbing and flowing, is at odds with history. Chad Syverson of the University of Chicago points out that productivity growth during the age of electrification was lumpy. Growth was slow during a period of important electrical innovations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; then it surged.

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Entries (4 total) Expand all entries

Entry #26405 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
4510 x41 x23 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
многообещаващи
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
преминем през
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
тъне в стагнация
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
-1
+1
1
някъде между безизходицата и безидейността
Flows well
Maria Dimitrova
бледо копие на
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
набират скорост
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
може пренебрежително да кажат
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
-1
+1
1
на куково лято
Flows well
Maria Dimitrova
Ала
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
неравномерен
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
Entry #26971 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
437 x47 x21 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 6 "like" tags
са накичени с табели на изпълнени с надежди стартиращи предприятия
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
си проправят
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
да се пренасочи
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
обуславян
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
да се развива на приливи и отливи
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
противоречи на историческите факти
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
Entry #26768 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Voting points1st2nd3rd
203 x42 x24 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
шикозни
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
Експертите от областта
Flows well
Georgi Kovachev
„неизпълнено обещание“
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev
Entry #26540 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
Yavor Popov
Yavor Popov
Bulgaria
Voting points1st2nd3rd
301 x21 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
последвалото разрастване на
Good term selection
Georgi Kovachev


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