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With technoglogy progressing exponentially, governments can't keep up. We cna expect that.

But if all this technology and economy were to slow down for a while, then there might be a chance for standartization, enforcement, some energy efficiency.  

by das monde on Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 07:06:45 AM EST
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You'd be more likely to lock in inefficient tech. Wait until the curve flattens.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 07:10:50 AM EST
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I think Microsoft, Apple, and the rest have been locking in inefficient tech for a while.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 07:13:41 AM EST
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What about a "doomsday computer" project, if there is a chance of economy and energy infrastructure breakdown? Would there be a market soon for slower, clunkier but more durable hardware for personal data saving and reading, worst-scenario computing? What software would be worth saving or (re)making?
by das monde on Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 07:33:20 AM EST
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Very useful from the collapsitarian viewpoint. After reunification they dismantled the parallel communication system that was supposed to keep up if the Cold War would have turned hot. A robust backup would be a good thing to have. You wouldn't believe how commonplace system failure is. We're all waiting for the big one.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Thu Jun 13th, 2013 at 05:28:04 PM EST
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