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Technology is accelerating

As Ray Kurzweil says, (information) technology is accelerating .  This is great but increasingly we are seeing devices turning obsolete faster than ever. Who want's to get CRT tv, anymore - even if it was free? Why would I want to buy a motorcycle that doesn't have fuel injection? Would you want a 3 year old cell phone? When you watched a movie on TV, for the longest time, it was difficult to tell which decade it was filmed in.  You sometimes noticed when there were k-cars on the road and the movie wasn't trying to be set in the 80's.  But once computers and cell phone started appearing then you could tell quite quickly what decade, even what year the movie was probably made.   What worries me is the change of more expensive technologies in the future: My car is obsolete because it doesn't have fulltime internet access or because it doesn't self drive. My house is obsolete because it isn't smart or is too far in the countryside for high spee