Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and deep sea fisherman (UK readers insert fish’n’chips joke here) has again announced the coming end of the law which bears his name.
Moore’s law states that the amount of components on an integrated circuit will double (roughly) every two years. This maxim has held true since Moore first mentioned it in an interview Electronics Magazine, back in 1965.
However, at Intel’s latest technical conference, Moore said that the end is nigh, and physical limits on the amount of transistors that can be squeezed onto a chip will be reached in 10 to 15 years.
Of course, by then it won’t matter. The whole internet will be our computer, a kind of giant grid network. And a few years after that, it will achieve sentience and destroy us all.
i, myself, have more faith than Moore appears to have. i mean won’t Nanotechnology be able to do almost anything in a couple of decades? yes i have faith in science (as does R. Dawkins) and am excitedly waiting for age of the Singularity.
video: Richard Dawkins has Faith: