Ray Kurzweil - extending and generalizing Moore's Law
An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense 'intuitive linear' view.
So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate).
We are using better tools to make better tools.
How did Bill Gates and Microsoft write an operating system without a PC?
How did Intel design a microprocessor integrated circuit chip … without a microprocessor?