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user-inactivated  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moore's law is nearing its end

Photons are smaller than electrons. Boom, problem solved... with a few billion in R&D.





Devac  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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user-inactivated  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  

the first 90% of any project will take 10% the budget. That last 90%, however, is a pain.

raisin  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was there when you guys were making history in the IRC, I want that remembered for later.

Devac  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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raisin  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh wow, that reminds me how I used to sift through bash.im, bash.org's Runet copy, a few years back pretty much every day. Fun times, fun times.

lm  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  

While we are severa billion in R&D away from this being realistic, it would be remiss of me to not point out a recent-ish breakthrough:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-disordered-evolving-breakthrough-nanoparticle-boolean.html

dingus  ·  1915 days ago  ·  link  ·  

One of the more interesting things I've read all day.

Devac  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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dingus  ·  1916 days ago  ·  link  ·  

electrons generally have a much smaller wavelength(which is roughly analogous to 'size' of a fundamental particle, which in principle is infinitesimal) than a photon does. Unless you want your computer to give you radiation poisoning, electrons are the way to go.

Good effort though.

lm  ·  1918 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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