Look at all the technical advances in the last 30 years. Do you actually think at the momentum that we are presently going now, if it were to grind to a standstill because we were not capable a increasing computing power, that there would not be repercussions?
The more and more the world is dependent on silicon chips, the hole we are digging is getting deeper and deeper. It's all about staying ahead of technology. We can not afford to fall behind because IMHO the walls will come crashing down.
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