Thus, it will be a prime target for technology and all its powers to double and re-double, again and again, forever.
Imagine a world where everyone on the planet has access to this expanded canvas of human expression that technology has created.
Technically speaking, I have included a few that are not dependent on the Internet per se, but in which the Internet and technology plays some role.
Look how far we have come in creating prosperity with almost no technology for so long.
Because human ability is distributed unevenly and technology multiplies ability of the talented, the spread between the rich and poor will rise more and more.
As technology enters its explosive period of growth, with the Internet and associated technologies flourishing in a Moore's-Law-like manner, it will create immense amounts of wealth.
The cost derives from the application of huge amounts of energy, intelligence, and technology to obtain and process the raw materials: digging and smelting to create high-grade steel, harvesting and refining and molding to make rubber parts, and so on.
This fact was understood in Ancient Rome, where people had a curious lack of interest in science and technology except when it pertained to the military and the building of roads.
Sometimes the new technology so overwhelms the old that when looking back, we explain the old technology in terms of the new.
And that is why, if we are to use the Internet and technology to end ignorance, we still need people like Jim Haynes.