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Zyndryl

"The auction for the spectrum fetched $19.6 Billion, indicating how valuable this real-estate is."

ONLY $19.6 billion?

What a steal.

Of course, when it was auctioned that no doubt reflected what the bandwidth was worth THEN.

What it will end up being worth has to place the value at least ten times as much, of course.

GK

Zyndryl,

Indeed. By 2019, almost 5 billion people will be using this spectrum heavily every day.

brokerdavelhr

GK,

Just wondering, do you believe Ray Kurzweil is correct when he assumes that by 2020 there will be a one world govt? If so, do you believe that Igor Panarin is correct in his assumption that would lead be a major stepping stone in making this happen?

GK

brokerdavelhr,

Where did Kurzweil say such a thing? I don't think any credible futurist would predict something so absurd.

All major national-states will have the same boundaries containing sovereign governments in 2020 as they do in 2009.

brokerdavelhr

GK,

My mistake - I believe that I took something out of context. A while back I read the book The Age of Spiritual Machines (I believe written in the late 90's) and remembered a brief blurb on it, but you know Kurzweil better then I do, So I will dust it off and re-read it - my memory isn't all it used to be.

All major national-states will have the same boundaries containing sovereign governments in 2020 as they do in 2009.
This is a whole other subject all to its own, and I believe you have better things to do than to sit here and debate this with me. The only reason I stuck this thought in the blog at all
was use of technology in its given parameters and its targeted audience- in essence, poor are happy with new technology, but due to a lack of understanding of its workings, are unaware
of its nanny form. I do remember in the same book listed above, that Kurzweil did touch on this. Granted he hinted it would be more of a political then social, but who knows?
After all, those in power use the technology to monitor, influence, and control, where-as your average Joe uses it for business, e-mail, and entertainment. I guess this is all a point of view
issue though, so I will not waste your blog space with this one.

brokerdavelhr

Also when the new Stimulus plan gets enacted, 25 + billion will be spent to 'give broadband service to rural areas' on the govt. Maybe if I went broke and didn't work at all I would actually get more and be able to actually enjoy it as I would not be working. Darn socialist.

eveonline isk

Also when the new Stimulus plan gets enacted, 25 + billion will be spent to 'give broadband service to rural areas' on the govt. Maybe if I went broke and didn't work at all I would actually get more and be able to actually enjoy it as I would not be working. Darn socialist.

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Brandon

When watching this video qutseion everything that Ray Kurzweil predicts. He takes examples of established trends and haphazardly applies it other technologies. The brain is a different beast in terms of complexity. We will see an exponential growth in reverse engineering the brain but there is an issue that Kurzweil did not address. He uses an example of two models that only answer one aspect of the areas they represent. The problem exponentially increases when combining brain regions and adding brain functions. The exponential increase in complexity will negate the exponential growth in technology and knowledge, thus will result in a linear growth.

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