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Do you think technology has hit a slowing period?  


VINAMI
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I was looking at phones and comparing cameras and speed, etc. and it seems like phones from 6 or so years ago are almost on par with new ones, just that the newer ones have better batteries. I have an older Galaxy, I think it was the s7 and the camera does a better job at taking pictures in terms of moving objects vs my S20 FE! Do you think technology has hit a slowing period?

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I think this started to be the case back in 2010. Yes, we have had some advancements but it was mostly just making what we already had available better. I don't think we will see another big tech boom until 2040 or 2050. 

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I don't think so. I just think a lot of technology we have coming out is far too expensive for most people to afford so we don't see a lot of it. If a company were to pack a smartphone with everything available, the phones would end up being over $2,000 and they know they wouldn't be able to make sales like that. 

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Maybe but I think weenie is right - we have more new tech but the majority of the general public just can't afford it yet so they have to wait until the prices come down on supplies. Think of HD TVs when they first came out. You had to have a lot of money to own one and now you can get a big one for $200. 

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I think technology is still growing but not in the same way it was in the 80's and 90's. Thinking back to the TV, microwave, etc. those were huge deals but even after that we saw a slower period before another boom in computing. 

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I don't pay enough attention to know. I just buy what I need, when I need. I have been looking into getting a camera but it seems like my phone is still far too convenient to spend money on something I will probably not use as much.

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I feel like things are progressing slower but we are in a period where there will be another big shift. Like something that people don't realize with ion batteries is that they do not function in temps below freezing so if you live in an area that sees colder temps in the winter, EVs will be useless. Battery tech is going to improve big time in the nest 5 to 10 years because it will have it. 

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@caphekitty This is true. We always see things slow down before the next big thing comes out. Everything has a slowing period but it doesn't mean things are not being made and new inventions are out there.

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