Might be interesting to get this futurist involvedHe is a director of engineering at Google now, unlikely will get involved with anything like Bitshares.
I agree. He is working on bringing natural language processing to a more conversational state at Google. Have you guys seen the movie Her that came out about a year ago? He is at Google to make that a reality and according to him you will be having a conversation with your "search engine" by about 2018-2020.
He makes his predictions based upon the fact that computing power doubles every 12-18 months.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOPS
My Galaxy S5 is capable of 4.3 G/FLOPS.
To have the same computational power in the year 1984 would have cost $183,954,000
The same computing power in my Galaxy S5 would have cost over $35,000,000,000,000 in the year 1961.
Some people on this forum were alive back then. $35 trillion is double the GDP of the United States.
Click the link I posted above and read the section that shows "Cost of Computing." Computing power has gotten smaller and cheaper at an exponential rate.