If transportation technology was moving along as fast as microprocessor technology, then the day after tomorrow I would be able to get in a taxi cab and be in Tokyo in 30 seconds.

Danny Hillis

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Source: "Back to the Future (of 1994)." TED1994. Feb. 1994. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from computer theorist Danny Hillis's 1994 TED Talk in which he discusses technological progression. Although this Talk is more than 20 years old, many of the ideas Hillis expressed in the presentation, including this quote, remain relevant today. The quote means that microprocessor technology (computer technology) is progressing far more rapidly than transportation technology. Watch the full TED Talk here: Danny Hillis - Back to the Future (of 1994)