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Two Futurists, Two Paths to the Future

28 Oct 2012

Two vastly different sorts of visionaries elaborated on their approaches in Austin recently. One has borrowed a trend from semiconductor technology and imagined the results it would produce in such fields as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. The results are fantastic, even world-changing, though the proof of his imagining remains 20 years away. Another visionary, a generation younger than the first, has exercised his imagination by borrowing bits and pieces from existing technologies to produce products that are fantastic right now.