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Old 10-28-2019, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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Is it true or not. IBM says that this claim is fictional off by about 150%. I believe that it is true by that same percentage rate.
Quantum leap in computing as Google claims ‘supremacy’ | Jordan Times
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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It sounds impressive and exciting, but there is just NO WAY, computers with this much power will ever be available to the general public...there is just too much potential for it to be used in 'nefarious' ways.


When they talk about suppressing technology that impacts Govts ability to exert its authority...THIS is the kind of tech they are referring to!!! lol
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:10 PM
 
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It sounds impressive and exciting, but there is just NO WAY, computers with this much power will ever be available to the general public...there is just too much potential for it to be used in 'nefarious' ways.


When they talk about suppressing technology that impacts Govts ability to exert its authority...THIS is the kind of tech they are referring to!!! lol
It probably will. Tech moves at such a rapid pace that what was once cutting edge becomes old news after a few years. Look at how many new cellphones get rolled out every year. What's hot right now will be obsolete in no time.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:39 AM
 
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It probably will. Tech moves at such a rapid pace that what was once cutting edge becomes old news after a few years. Look at how many new cellphones get rolled out every year. What's hot right now will be obsolete in no time.
Only to a certain extent though, look at when cell phones first came out, they were literally changing every few months and new ways to use them was coming out left and right...that has pretty much plateaued now, the basic smartphone of 2 yrs ago is pretty similar to a brand new one today in terms of what you can actually do with them, the advancements that have happened, they are not THAT impressive or groundbreaking, mainly just small improvements on existing uses.


They are NEVER going to allow the public to have technology (cell phone or other) that impacts Govts ability to exert its authority in anyway shape or form I think this why we have 'plateaued', we are sort at the tipping point...if the tech keeps improving beyond where its at, its real close to potentially effecting authorities from exerting their authority (there are 100s of ways this could happen too), one example would be ability to email or text tangible objects, obviously this would create some problems for Govt and law enforcement! It would also threaten some major industries, like package delivery, shipping, transporting, etc.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:40 PM
 
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Only to a certain extent though, look at when cell phones first came out, they were literally changing every few months and new ways to use them was coming out left and right...that has pretty much plateaued now, the basic smartphone of 2 yrs ago is pretty similar to a brand new one today in terms of what you can actually do with them, the advancements that have happened, they are not THAT impressive or groundbreaking, mainly just small improvements on existing uses.


They are NEVER going to allow the public to have technology (cell phone or other) that impacts Govts ability to exert its authority in anyway shape or form I think this why we have 'plateaued', we are sort at the tipping point...if the tech keeps improving beyond where its at, its real close to potentially effecting authorities from exerting their authority (there are 100s of ways this could happen too), one example would be ability to email or text tangible objects, obviously this would create some problems for Govt and law enforcement! It would also threaten some major industries, like package delivery, shipping, transporting, etc.
I agree in theory. No government would want to find itself in a disadvantaged position. The problem for them is that the private sector can move forward so that at times you end up with new tech in the public's hands.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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I agree in theory. No government would want to find itself in a disadvantaged position. The problem for them is that the private sector can move forward so that at times you end up with new tech in the public's hands.
The private sector still must go thru the govt if they wish to manufacture or profit from new inventions or technologies though, this is why the patent office makes these determinations, they have the power to suppress if they deem it necessary.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:57 AM
 
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It probably will. Tech moves at such a rapid pace that what was once cutting edge becomes old news after a few years. Look at how many new cellphones get rolled out every year. What's hot right now will be obsolete in no time.
Thank you for bringing up cell phones they are a perfect example of what Im taking about here, I have a newer Samsung Galaxy phone, but I have a friend that still uses a flip phone from like 2007, he can make and receive calls, texts, even pictures, the only real difference, he cannot access the internet,but other than that, I dont see many other MAJOR differences, in terms of capability.


Even with my newer phone, its not like I have an advantage over him and his old phone, especially when you are talking about 'technology that impacts govts ability to exert their authority'...we are basically at the same level from that perspective.


Dont you think its kind of strange 'smartphones' have stayed pretty much the same, over the past 5-6 years? Granted there are some new features on modern cell phones that didnt exist 5 yrs ago, but those are mostly menial things, like connect-ability, and internet access, where are the HUGE groundbreaking features? There should be numerous ones every year?
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