Reply 40 of 103, by Jasin Natael
gaffa2002 wrote on 2021-11-10, 18:40:
Well, if we are talking strictly about consumer CPUs, then is the other way around: In order to improve something you must have a need, a demand for improvement... CPUs nowadays are doing far more than the average user needs and the only thing its making people consume newer technology is capitalism, which keeps creating needs that didn't exist before (i.e. being able to connect my fridge to the internet, or using a complex AI to recognize and interpret my voice to flip a simple light switch). So speaking of CPU/GPU speed evolution, capitalism is actually the thing keeping development in those areas from stagnating even more.
Now if we look outside the PC gaming niche and talk about technology in a broader view, then I agree that capitalism is holding technological evolution back. Everything invented nowadays, unfortunately, must be a product above all things, which means very little interest in evolving in other fronts like making technology more accessible, or expand existing infrastructure to provide connectivity to remote areas.
Well I agree with you basically.
Capitalism is the driving force for many things, technology not the least of them. Medicine advancements, manufacturing, infrastructure, investments, real estate you name it.
Capitalism isn't by it's nature a negative thing at all, I think that some people have that idea but that isn't the case.
The would wouldn't be any where near as developed as it is today without it. Of course some people/companies exploit it for their own ends but that is going to happen. The nature of things.