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Posted at 9:16 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Fair point

By Ezra Klein


That's from XKCD, of cours.

By Ezra Klein  | February 23, 2011; 9:16 AM ET
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Yeah, I have a certain group of cynical friends that are disappointed in the "future" we live in. While we may not have Jetsons cars (though to be fair, The Jetsons took place in the 2060s, so we've got a while yet to go), we've got some pretty amazing stuff.

With all the to do about Watson, everyone was focusing on the wrong stuff. It's not what a super computer project can do on a TV quiz show now that's exciting, it's what's going to happen in five years as that technology improves while simultaneously becoming dirt cheap and finding its way into our daily lives.

Posted by: MosBen | February 23, 2011 9:36 AM | Report abuse

obviously the lack of infrastructure investment is causing the lack of flying cars. Those darn Republicans. Always holding us back.

Posted by: visionbrkr | February 23, 2011 9:59 AM | Report abuse

There's gotta be a way to maintain the mouseover text...

Posted by: MosBen | February 23, 2011 10:02 AM | Report abuse

She looks great without a shirt.

Posted by: tomtildrum | February 23, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

seriously, isn't the correct punchline, "that's no reason to refrain from video calling?"

Posted by: ajw_93 | February 23, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

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