Suppose For A Moment That The Automobile Industry Had Developed At The Same Rate As Computers And Over The Same Period

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Suppose for a moment that the automobile industry had developed at
the same rate as computers and over the same period: how much cheaper
and more efficient would the current models be? If you have not already
heard the analogy, the answer is shattering. Today you would be able
to buy a Rolls-Royce for $2.75, it would do three million miles to
the gallon, and it would deliver enough power to drive the Queen Elizabeth
II. And if you were interested in miniaturization, you could place
half a dozen of them on a pinhead.
-- Christopher Evans