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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/13/2005 5:29:20 AM EDT
Hey guys first post here. After completly digesting the technical forums I thought I would register and try to start some interesting conversation. Here goes.

http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/

If you don't know what the Singularity is your not the only one. I recomend you take a few moments to read some of these articles. It will be very enlightening and should make for some good disscussion.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:57:15 AM EDT
Do you realy want to become a sigulartiy with any of the yahoo's on this board?

Now where is that Hyper Cube thread
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:03:24 AM EDT
I know the next evolution of man isn't as interesting as if whether or not John Madden is a tard but...
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:31:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:36:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 6:36:55 AM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:03:12 AM EDT
I was under the impression that Moore's law was theoreticly going to reach a plateau in the near future but did not know that time had come. Does this have anything to do with dual core proccesing?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:11:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By autobot:
I was under the impression that Moore's law was theoreticly going to reach a plateau in the near future but did not know that time had come. Does this have anything to do with dual core proccesing?



The clock frequencies aren't going higher. The material technology has not caught up yet, and the software (besides games) have not caught up yet.

We should be seeing 6 GHz processors or faster but we're not. There's nothing wrong with 64-bit dual core processors though, with the right software, they can do the job much better anyhow.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:15:20 AM EDT
What role will nonotech play in overcomeing the current technological hurtles?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:18:02 AM EDT
I predict that the 'looter' thread will collapse in on itself and become a singularity
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:18:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Moore's law finally came to an end in 2003 at 3.0 GHz.

He also forsaw the rise in use of RFID's to track items.



Moore's Law has nothing to do with processor speed. It deals with the complexity of an IC/unit cost. Experts (including Moore himself) are predicting the formula will hold true for at least 2 more decades.

The original quote:

The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year ... Certainly over the short term this rate can be expected to continue, if not to increase. Over the longer term, the rate of increase is a bit more uncertain, although there is no reason to believe it will not remain nearly constant for at least 10 years. That means by 1975, the number of components per integrated circuit for minimum cost will be 65,000. I believe that such a large circuit can be built on a single wafer.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:21:49 AM EDT
As I thought.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:28:12 AM EDT
Maybee I can make this thread a little more ARFCOM friendly.

The Singularity has the potential to be the single biggest SHTF senario that i can think of, it is going to happen for sure, it can only be delayed and most experst are predicting around 2035. When the Sigularity ushers in the post-human world will you become a victim of it or how will you be staying ahead of the curve.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:27:24 PM EDT
interesting
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