… Moore’s Law

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

O que é a “Lei de Moore” ?
“The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In subsequent years, the pace slowed down a bit, but data density has doubled approximately every 18 months, and this is the current definition of Moore’s Law, which Moore himself has blessed. Most experts, including Moore himself, expect Moore’s Law to hold for at least another two decades.”

Hoja na WIRED foi publicado um artigo sobre NANOTRANSISTORS:
“Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered how to use quantum mechanics to turn molecules into working transistors in the lab, a breakthrough that might one day lead to high-powered computers the size of a postage stamp…”

Seguiremos sempre a este ritmo? Até onde pode chegar o domínio tecnológico humano?