The end of computers

May 11, 2011 § 2 Comments

Almost every year, we spend hours or days thinking about the new, faster, smaller, lighter computer we will buy. But what if we can’t buy new computers anymore? Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore  noted in 1965 that the number of components used in integrated circuits had doubled every year from 1958 until 1965 and predicted that the trend would continue for “at least ten years”.

Computers continue to get faster every year by packing more microscopic transistors onto the surface of a microchip, but for how long? According to Moore’s law, the end of computers will arrive around 2023, the date that they won’t be able to get any smaller.

The following infographic describes shortly the history of modern computing and presents some interesting views of the future.

Information provided by: Online Computer Science Degree

via Visual News

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