Moors Law anticipated the world we live in today, it is an observation which states that “the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years”. This has profound implications for the speed at which new technologies can emerge, become a disruptive force on all scales of human life and rise to dominance. Our regulatory systems, economies, laws are increasingly ill-equipped to cope with the pace of change. Ben Hammersley, technologist, author, broadcaster and editor-at-Large of Wired Magazine takes a look at this issue and provides strategies for approaching the future and how we think about it.
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