One of the most obvious trends in computer technology is that the computers keep getting smaller. Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel, in 1970 coined Moore’s Law as the rule of thumb that the number of transistors that could fit on a chip would double every 2 years. There is a problem that Moore’s Law breaks down when the size of the circuitry gets small enough to reach the atomic level. But that is only if the current 2D topography of chip-making is used. The following video demonstrates what Intel plans to do to adhere to Moore’s law as atomic levels are reached:
For further discussion and videos about Moore’s Law, Ray Kurzweil’s thoughts and more, click the link for Singularity.
Small processing power is portable processing power, allowing for huge advances in robotics. One of the more useful examples of robotics is the self-driving car.
For discussion and videos about self-driving cars, feel free to to click the Robotics link.
Pocket PC -
While the more fantastic nano-technology ideas and self-driving cars have at least a few years waiting for the technology and social-acceptance to catch up, the idea of having full PC power in phone is almost ready for commercial availability as demonstrated in this video:
Think about this one. With a little additional software and hardware, this device can keep track of your phone calls, text messages, and GPS location, all features that present day smartphones posess. It can also keep track of your emails, calendar, documents, and web-browsing history, those are the features that a PC’s have had for quite some time. The possibilities and power of a mobile device with all this function is huge. For more discussion and videos, feel free to click the Pocket PC link.
Personal Projects -
For insight into some personal projects I have worked on, please click Projects.