Bill Gates Predicts Big Technological Leaps

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he expects the next decade to bring even greater technological leaps than the past 10 years.

In a speech to the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Gates speculated that some of the most important advances will come in the ways people interact with computers: speech-recognition technology, tablets that will recognize handwriting and touch-screen surfaces that will integrate a wide variety of information.

“I don’t see anything that will stop the rapid advance,” Gates said, noting that technological change driven by academia and corporate researchers continued even after the Internet stock bubble burst in 2000.

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One comment on “Bill Gates Predicts Big Technological Leaps

  1. Harvey says:

    Too bad there isn’t a quick way of bringing the computer between our ears up to running speed-fast. That computer i. e. our brain is the one we should worry about. What if we lost electrical power for enough time to draw down the battery power in our computers. We would certainly be in a fix – now wouldn’t we??