The world beyond PC's
Moores law dead, well not yet.
states that transistor density on integrated circuits doubles about every two years, Moore said this morning: "It can't continue forever. The nature of exponentials is that you push them out and eventually disaster happens.
"In terms of size [of transistor] you can see that we're approaching the size of atoms which is a fundamental barrier, but it'll be two or three generations before we get that far - but that's as far out as we've ever been able to see. We have another 10 to 20 years before we reach a fundamental limit. By then they'll be able to make bigger chips and have transistor budgets in the billions."
Military lost the EDGE. G
Moore also scorned the technology used by the military. He agreed that the military drove advances in computing when costs were very high as it gave them capabilities they couldn't get in any other way, through the 1960s. "Since then it hasn't had much impact as the commercial business timeframe is so much faster than the pace at which military systems change - they use obsolete electronics in modern military systems."
As the doubling continues we will see a cross pollination between products.
Cell phone, PC, TV, movies.
The cell phone will become your PC and the cell phone will have a 70" screen.
Mystic applications will take away most of the drudgery from the Internet,
We will click "buy that" and the app will take care of CC #'s and mailing adr.
and tracking the package, no more hand input.
Nano size Ic's will allow huge security apps and significantly improve security
with heavy security in depth.
New apps will request a outline of research and provide links to solutions
and research in depth.
A personal assistant app. will know your Email, fav sites, interests; know YOU,
and scan TV, Movies, WWW and report to YOU.
With a 70" screen on your Cell it will finally make sense to watch
Beyond PC is a GLASSES HEADSET, with mic and radio connected
to the WWW and your WATCH/TERABYTE HARD DRIVE.