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Originally posted by sonicX007
i dunno witch catagory this is ment to be in, but i was wondering why in the last 500 years we have created more new technology than in the last 5000 years, sumthin to do with the dark ages? alien intervention, su,thin like that?
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Originally posted by sonicX007
i dunno witch category this is meant to be in, but i was wondering why in the last 500 years we have created more new technology than in the last 5000 years, sumthin to do with the dark ages? alien intervention, su,thin like that?
Originally posted by NLDelta9
Its all from electricity, more work and time from the light bulb= more stuff.
In the lighting aspect, the bigger revolution was the gas light, it was then that people started to have a good and reliable way of having light at the turn of a valve.
In mathematics, exponential growth (or geometric growth) occurs when the growth rate of a function is always proportional to the function's current size. Such growth is said to follow an exponential law (but see also Malthusian growth model). This implies that for any exponentially growing quantity, the larger the quantity gets, the faster it grows. But it also implies that the relationship between the size of the dependent variable and its rate of growth is governed by a strict law, of the simplest kind: direct proportion. It is proved in calculus that this law requires that the quantity is given by the exponential function, if we use the correct time scale. This explains the name.
Moore's Law (môrz lâ) (n.) The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In subsequent years, the pace slowed down a bit, but data density has doubled approximately every 18 months, and this is the current definition of Moore's Law, which Moore himself has blessed. Most experts, including Moore himself, expect Moore's Law to hold for at least another two decades.
[edit on 11-2-2007 by zephyrs]