scott scheiber Posted 11 months ago Is America past its prime? DISCUSS WITH Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson in a LIVE DEBATE, Thursday at 4pm Eastern. Hi all, I watched both of the TED Talks on this. Very interesting. Mr. Gordon, what do you make of Erik's idea that we don't see the full impact of an innovation for decades? why do you think the gains of the IT economy are already played out?