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Kelly I 1293
Moore's Law/Kelly: 500 years ago, Moore's law did not apply (that the performance of technologies doubles in 18 months while the price is halved): for example, a hammer did not become easier to handle over the decades, for example, the strength of iron did not improve.
Morozov I 218
Moore's Law/Kelly/Morozov: Kelly Thesis: The curve behind Moore's Law is a way in which the Technium (the technology) speaks to us. (1)
Meanwhile/Kelly/Morozov: The idea that Moore's law resembles a natural law is widespread in Silicon Valley - it is one of Ray Kurzweil's original myths - and has long spread beyond the technology industry, often called upon to justify an action.
IlkkaTuomi/Morozov: Ilkka Tuomi conducted an extensive empirical study on industry growth rates and echoes in the media - Tuomi thesis: Actually, there is no such law. Most of the discussions about Moore's Law are historically inaccurate and go far beyond the available data. (2)
Tuomi: sociologically fascinating is how myths are created in modern society and how quickly they find their way into scientific literature, industrialist speeches and governmental announcements all over the world. (3) (See MorozovVsKelly)

1. K. Kelly, What Technology Wants, p. 170.
2. Law: Ilkka Tuomi, “The Lives and Death of Moore’s Law,” First Monday 7, no. 11 (2002), http:// htbin/ cgiwrap/ bin/ ojs/ index.php/ fm/ article/ view/ 1000/ 921.
3. ibid.

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Kelly I
Kevin Kelly
What Technology Wants New York 2011

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

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