The Earth has a future

This item was originally posted in June 2006. I have added it to my blog recycling program. Because I have new readers of The GeoChristian, I will occasionally go back and re-use some of my favorite blog entries (with some editing). Additionally, this is being submitted to the January 2009 Accretionary Wedge Geoscience Blog Carnival, …

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Shift Happens — The world is going to change a lot in the near future

Technological changes in our society tend to be exponential rather than linear. Some examples of this include: The density of transistors on integrated chips doubles every 24 months. Hard drive capacity increases about 40% per year (do you remember when that 20 MB hard drive seemed huge?) Computer RAM has gone from kilobytes in the …

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