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There's no two ways around it: The PC is slowing down with age.

That may be a bit harsh—computers are faster and smaller than ever before—but processor performance simply isn't advancing at its past breakneck pace. At one time, 50 to 60 percent leaps in year-to-year performance were commonplace. Now, 10 to 15 percent improvements are the norm.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2033671/breaking-moores-law-how-chipmakers-are-pushing-pcs-to-blistering-new-levels.html
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Interesting
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The end of Moore's Law was to be expected, and it would be foolish for chip manufacturers to not branch out past traditional architectures to ones not affected as greatly by Moore's Law.
 
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That is interesting to read.
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Here's my prediction of what will replace tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops (with the exception of gaming rigs):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%2B:_The_Digital_Series

Long story short, about 1/3 of humanity is "enhanced" with nano-computer cells injected into their spinal cord. The nano-computers operate through hand gestures (holographic displays within their minds allow them to see what they are doing), and have WiFi capability. The fun stopped when a group of extremists released a virus that shut down any connected humans, pretty much wiping out North America, Europe, parts of Asia and to a limited extent other lesser-developed countries.


A decade ago, tablets were simply optional stuff that couldn't do much. The concept of a "smart" phone with compatibility with many 3rd party apps was unheard of.

Three decades ago, the concept of a laptop was simply a 20-lb monster that could fit in a large suitcase, and didn't have any batteries.
Edited by A Bad Day - 4/13/13 at 6:02am
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