Friday, August 31, 2007
Singularity is Near
IBM is in the beginning stages of demonstrating "how to perform certain computer functions on single atoms and molecules, a discovery that could someday lead to processors the size of a speck of dust." "In a second report, researchers...said they had used an individual molecule as an electric switch that could potentially replace the transistors used in modern chips." However, the technologies are at least 10 years away from integration (funny; ten years ago I was on a Compaq computer w/ 33mhz processor). Fascinating stuff. The Singularity is Near!