Some material to expand on one of the most scientific/technical important articles ever written, Ray Kurzweil’s The Law of Accelerating Returns.
Peter Diamandis outlines the difference between Moore’s Law and the Law of Accelerating Returns here.
And Kurzweil himself gives his own view of the mutual reinforcement of Moore’s Law and the Law of Accelerating Returns here.
Bonus material on Computers That Can Learn:
Side note: if we are really going to have 10,000 years of technical advances within this century, then if FTL travel is in any way physically possible (as opposed to only transmitting information), we will probably discover it by 2120.
(Material also used on the Stellar Reaches blog)