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Monday, February 20, 2012

Technology: Not Advancing as Fast as You Think

More evidence for Tyler Cowen's Great Stagnation: I went to the sporting goods store today and bought some dumbbells. With all of the advances in materials science, you'd think they could do a lot better, but no: a set of 10-lb dumbbells still weighs just as much as it did forty years ago.

3 comments:

  1. My self being traditionalist. I use kettlebells, which (due to assymerical shape) are even heavier.

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  2. I was just going to lift mammoth bones, but I couldn't find any.

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