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The End Of Computers As We Know It?

Tuesday 05.10.2011 , Posted by
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It's the end of Computers as we know it, and I feel fine

If you haven’t already heard, the time-honored tradition of buying a new, marginally faster, more expensive computer every year of your life is soon coming to an end. Moore’s law, which in 1965 predicted with startling accuracy that computing power would double every two years, has also spelled out an end to this exponential process: 2023, or thereabout. You see, computers get faster every year by packing more microscopic transistors onto the surface of a microchip. But these can only get so small, and in 2023, they won’t be able to get any smaller. This event marks the beginning of the age of boring computers: can you imagine a new MacBook coming out every year with the same specs as the last one? Of course not. Luckily, as this fresh infographic explains (after a brief tour of modern computing’s history), there are some pretty mind-bending options for computers to take which might be just around the corner. Read it aloud and see if a familiar tune comes to mind.
End Of Computers

via: onlinecomputersciencedegree.com

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  1. this is one of the most uneducated articles I think I have ever read, why does it mater how small the microchip gets?, if you knew anything about computers you would know that if you cant make the system faster then just add more cores and or more cache! we can also improve on what we have already by making each core ghz more effective and optimizing applications to run faster, so even if we cant make computers faster we can still make programs run a lot better on what we have. ( and trust me there is a lot of programs that can use a LOT of optimizing.)

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