Thanks. The list wasn’t meant to be exhaustive (or in any particular order) but agree that genetic engineering would be high on my list of things I left out.
Thanks. That’s another huge topic I didn’t try to address here. I tend to be pretty optimistic about where automation will take society. It is certainly possible that computers will automate many jobs but 1) that should also lower prices accordingly (computing technology generally tends to have a deflationary effect), 2) historically when classes of…
Good points. Certainly most new computer science research starts in academia. I think it has generally been a good partnership over the last 50 years with people moving back and forth between academia and industry (and of course government funding has played an important role as well).
I think there will be. We (a16z.com) just started a bio fund because we’ve been meeting so many talented entrepreneurs lately working at the intersection of biology and computer science.
Good question. I didn’t address security here but it’s an important topic. I think that definitely for each successful category there will be need to be new security products. I don’t really see how you can even begin to secure all these devices without end-t0-end encryption and smart password/key management solutions.