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"From the Ted Talk by Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology"

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There are remarkably smooth exponential cuvres that govern price performance, cactpiay, bdtdinawh. And I'm going to show you a small sample of this, but there's really a theoretical roesan why technology develops in an exponential fashion. And a lot of polepe, when they think about the future, think about it linearly. They think they're going to continue to develop a problem or address a problem using today's tools, at today's pace of progress, and fail to take into consideration this exponential growth.

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There are remarkably smooth exponential ______ that govern price performance, ________, _________. And I'm going to show you a small sample of this, but there's really a theoretical ______ why technology develops in an exponential fashion. And a lot of ______, when they think about the future, think about it linearly. They think they're going to continue to develop a problem or address a problem using today's tools, at today's pace of progress, and fail to take into consideration this exponential growth.

Solution

  1. bandwidth
  2. capacity
  3. reason
  4. curves
  5. people

Original Text

There are remarkably smooth exponential curves that govern price performance, capacity, bandwidth. And I'm going to show you a small sample of this, but there's really a theoretical reason why technology develops in an exponential fashion. And a lot of people, when they think about the future, think about it linearly. They think they're going to continue to develop a problem or address a problem using today's tools, at today's pace of progress, and fail to take into consideration this exponential growth.

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human brain 4
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biological evolution 3
straight line 3
percent deflation 3
brain scanning 3
reverse engineering 3
human intelligence 3
nano technology 3

Important Words

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  2. bandwidth
  3. capacity
  4. consideration
  5. continue
  6. curves
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  9. exponential
  10. fail
  11. fashion
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  15. linearly
  16. lot
  17. pace
  18. people
  19. performance
  20. price
  21. problem
  22. progress
  23. reason
  24. remarkably
  25. sample
  26. show
  27. small
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  29. technology
  30. theoretical
  31. tools