Ray Kurzweil's Optimistic Prognosis for Technology

Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson, the partner and moniker behind VC firm DFJ, discusses in detail Ray Kurzweil's take on Moore's Law, which retroactively looks at the evolution of technology and the economy in terms of the numbers of possible calculations possible for a thousand dollars for the past hundred years. Of interest to the entrepreneur, Jurvetson points out that of global, social, and economic factors over time, there seems to be no coupling with the evolution of technology. Despite a poor economy, recessionary concerns, wars and political unrest, cites Jurvetson, technology continues to evolve at a steady and unstoppable pace.