DailyDirt: Who Cares About Moore's Law Anymore?

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The end of Moore's law is basically here already, but it's not such a surprise. It's maybe more surprising that it's lasted so long. What are we going to do now that our computers aren't getting exponentially better? Try completely different ways of making computers, of course. Quantum computers are making some significant advances, even though they're not ready to compete with regular silicon processors just yet. Here are just a few new quantum milestones that could lead to some re-thinking of encryption schemes and programming courses. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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    Richard (profile), 8 Apr 2016 @ 3:17pm

    Re: Re: Moore's Law

    density is still improving nicely, so Moore's law is still in no danger of ending.

    But, without a similar increase in speed we have found it difficult to make use of the extra density - so practical performance has not improved to the same extent.


    Also Vitanyi's 1995 prediction for the inevitably 3kw laptop/heater by 2015 has not materialised and so we have definitely fallen short in some sense.

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