In 15-20 years time is my estimation. They are not going to ditch current milking technologies. We could just skip everything known today and release 10GHz graphene CPU's. But why do that if you can make 300 iterations of 200MHz steps, slightly smaller manufacturing processes, make some more 100MHz refreshes of existing stuff. And before you know it, 10 years go by. And they make a fortune out of it. our civilization could be far more advanced already if we weren't bond to the stupid money.
There is even a point where something gets so advanced that money will become a menaingles thing. They'll probably "invent" something else at that point to restrain ourselves.
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