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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.

[ … ]

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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Entry #26197 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Modern
Ilias Marios Kounas
Ilias Marios Kounas
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Η Σίλικον Βάλεϊ διανύει μία νέα περίοδο οικονομικής άνθησης.
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Maria Mamai
εταιρικά συγκροτήματα
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M.Phili
πολυτελείς εξοχικές κατοικίες
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Maria Mamai
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Maria Mamai
μη επανδρωμένα τηλεκατευθυνόμενα αεροσκάφη (drones)
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Maria Mamai
πηγαίνει απ’ το κακό στο χειρότερο
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Maria Mamai
αισθάνονται εξίσου απογοητευμένοι
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Maria Mamai
ολοένα διευρυνόμενη
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αμελητέο οικονομικό αντίκτυπο
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M.Phili
που απαιτούν
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επεξεργαστική ισχύ
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Maria Mamai
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M.Phili
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Panagiota Grafakou
Panagiota Grafakou
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πολλά υποσχόμενων
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Maria Mamai
έχουν εκτιναχθεί στα ύψη
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Maria Mamai
γεγονός που μαρτυρά τη συσσώρευση πλούτου
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Maria Mamai
αποτέλεσε τη γενέτειρα
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τη δυνατότητα χειρισμού
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από όλους τους κλάδους
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Maria Mamai
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Maria Mamai
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ωχριά
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M.Phili
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Maria Mamai
Entry #26435 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
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Η οικονομική άνθηση επέστρεψε στη Silicon Valley
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Maria Mamai
φαίνεται
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ένας από τους ιδρυτές
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Maria Mamai
από όλους τους κλάδους
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Maria Mamai
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κοσμούν
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εξοχικά σπίτια
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γενέτειρα
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και
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Maria Mamai
από απόσταση χιλιάδων χιλιομέτρων
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Maria Mamai
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Maria Mamai
ωχριά
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σε σχέση με τον αντίκτυπο των καινοτομιών του παρελθόντος
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εξοχικά σπίτια
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ότι υπάρχει στασιμότητα
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εκτιμά
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επεξεργαστική ισχύ
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Maria Mamai
ύστερα εκτοξεύτηκε
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Maria Mamai
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εξοχικά
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Maria Mamai
γενέτειρα
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Maria Mamai
από απόσταση χιλιάδων χιλιομέτρων
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Maria Mamai
ωχριά
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Οι υπολογιστές αρχίζουν να κατανοούν τη φυσική γλώσσα
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να προχωρήσει σε ανθρώπινους ιστούς
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Maria Mamai
ως κενές υποσχέσεις
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Maria Mamai
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διαψεύδεται
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