University of Houston
Author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil shared his vision for the field of information technology. Exponential growth in computing has embraced many fields, including genetic biology and economics. Kurzweil's reader for the visually disabled was invented in 1976. This reader was large and required a desk. Kurzweil demonstrated his latest reader, which is hand-held, using a camera and synthetic speech to read signs, menus. etc. Artificial intelligence is deeply hidden in economics, such as automatic financial analysis. Information technology is a dynamic, chaotic system with predictable progression, doubling the power of computing every year. The key factor to exponential growth in computing is timing. Computers are becoming smaller evey year. Soon computers will be so small that they can be embedded in our eyeglasses or in our clothing