Did you know....Shift happens??

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  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - 2008 Latest Edition - Did You Know 3.0 - From Meeting in Rome this Year[/ame]

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    What DOES it mean?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I can't get youtube to open....
     

  3. gadrooning

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    not realy sure or if anyone really knows for that matter. it is scary and exciting at the same time. It is a well known fact that there are very few things that changed our course in human history. The invention computer is one of them and so is the internet. The ability to spread information on a global scale has opened so many doors to new ideas and problems as well. I really don't think people in general realize that with this global and cross cultural exchange of information, we have inadvertantly evened out the playing fields. Do you know why there are more honor students in India than the US. It's not because they are smarter its because they are hungry for it. It is because they are driven. Our children take things for granted every day. This leads to apathy and laziness. Time will tell what will happen when we are all on the same playing field. Exciting or scary it will happen.
     
  4. hunter Joe

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    When we finally exceed the limit of the silicon chip, end of story, are whole society will come crashing down around us.
     
  5. gadrooning

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    why would you think that society will crash down if we reached the full potential of the silicone chip. Assuming that there will not be anything to replace the chip, which we know is highly unlikely. Why would society crash??? That is like saying the 1911 has reached it's full potential which I am assuming since the design has really not changed since 1911. And it is still thriving till this day. Do honestly think our whole society will crash? Really?? :confused:
     
  6. hunter Joe

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    Our society is becoming dependent on the silicon chip doubling in power every couple of years. When the silicon chip finally reaches it's full potential, end of progress, end of game.

    I know the scientific community has come as close to achieving absolute zero as it can, and maybe these recent developments of almost achieving absolute zero will aid in expanding computing power in the future, if not, who knows what will happen.

    By the way, what does a 1911 have to do with computer technology. That design has already reach ultimate greatness.

    Here's some interesting reading.
    http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/005103.html
     
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  7. gadrooning

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    My point exactly. Once the silcone chip reaches it's full potential it will not be discarded, hence have society crash. It will simple make a place in society. We will still use it and componsate in other ways for what ever shortages that we feel compelled to, untill we can find something bigger or better.

    I was using the 1911 as an example of technology. The 1911 since it's originally design, in my opinion has reached its full potential. It is a fine example of early century technology, and it was technologically advance in 1911, that still is thriving today. Just because something reaches it's full potential does not mean it is no good or discarded, which I was using as an example of the silicone chip.
     
  8. hunter Joe

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    The big Catch-22 is if and when we have the technology to replace the silicon chip. The scariest aspect for me is our dependence on the silicon chip for everyday life. This includes telecommunications, medical, banking, records keeping, education, and the list goes on and on.

    I have read articles by different scientist that predict the collapse of society as we know it and some have gone as far as predicting Armageddon when the silicon chip reaches it's full potential. Who knows? Sounds like we only have a few more years and we will all know then.
     
  9. Yunus

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    I'm not sure I understand why society would all of a sudden collapse when the silicon chip limits are reached.

    Just because the hardware does not improve by leaps and bounds does not mean the software can not be made to run more efficiently. Quantum computing is an up and coming technology that might be a replacement, it might not, something might come out of left field that no one has thought of and replace the silicon chip.

    Necessity is the mother of all inventions.
     
  10. hunter Joe

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    The whole premise for the collapse theory is that computers have been doubling in power every 18 months for over 20 years now. Some people in the scientific community believe that when we reach peak performance on the chip, we in some deep do do.

    As for me, I make hard copies of all important data. Seems really old-fashion, but it worked well for centuries.
     
  11. Yunus

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    But why? I don't understand what will change. So computers don't double in speed, ok so the cell phones of today are as powerful as they get? I don't see how the lack of hardware innovation will result in a collapse.
     
  12. hunter Joe

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    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.
     
  13. Yunus

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    I guess I just don't see it.

    Banks will continue to store data as they do currently, computer controlled power plants and other utilities will function as they currently do. Sure in the years to come as the population increases the finite resources will be spread thinner but that will take a long time. Even then it will be a gradual decline in the amount of computing power available per person on the planet, it won't be like the Y2K fears where all of a sudden everything will just shut down.
     
  14. orangello

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    They used better paper in the old days; modern paper gets crumbly pretty quickly. Go find a textbook from when you were in elementary school.
    Not hatin your plan, just suggesting. :)
     
  15. hunter Joe

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    I'm sure that paper is going to outlast my old ***. It's the next 10 years that have me worried.