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The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter - Greg Toppo

I know it's only one percent but I this just astounded me. I had to save it here and share.


This is a quote comparing Moore's Law and what's changed in microchips to the same level of change (hypothetically) in cars:


"What they found is nothing short of breathtaking: if cars had matched microchips' improvements in speed, the typical car would now go 6 million miles per hour, getting you from New York to San Francisco in 1.7 seconds, or to the moon and back in 5 minutes. As for efficiency, it would now travel 100,000 miles on a gallon of fuel, or from New York to San Francisco on a half cup of gasoline. The price for such a magic car? Nine dollars, Lazowska (Ed Lazowska of University of Washington) and his colleagues calculated, which is probably just as well - given its miniaturization curve since 1970, you couldn't find the car in your driveway. It would be about as big as the head of a match." p. 29