Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living. With all the abundance we have of computers and computing, what is scarce is human attention and time. The new information technology – internet and email – have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billion-fold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier and smarter.



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