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At some point the switches are going to be atomic size. We're already getting to the point where the chips' insulation layers (for gates and such) are less than 10 atoms thick.
    
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Once you get to 1 atoms thick, then you have WON THE GAME. You can't get any smaller than that..

I think moores law is coming to an end.
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post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by FSF-Foxhound View Post
Once you get to 1 atoms thick, then you have WON THE GAME. You can't get any smaller than that..
in b4 quark computing
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
There are a few ways to go.....

Go with a new material like diamonds instead of silicon. The process may have to back to 100nm but if higher frequencies can be achived and voltage leak reduced.... it'll be better.
Diamonds? The way you talk as if diamonds are cheap materials compare to silicon aka sand. If you mean carbon-silicon hybrid base material then I would agree.

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Go with manycore... This will require a paradigm shift with coding. Eventually, we may achive the ultimate "manycore" CPU.... quantum computing.
What makes you think multi-cores is the solution of the future? Why not a 100Gz single core CPU?
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I dont think you can go that low electrons follow quantum rules. So its like maybe the electron will stay on this path but it will probably jump over to the other one.

you cant tell exactly where an electron is the actual process of looking at it makes photons hit it and buonce off to your eye, when the electrons are hit with the photons they move from the force so you can never really tell where anything is with any certainty.

The shorter the wavelength of light the more accurate a picture we see of where the item actually is but the sorter the wavelength there is also more energy so the wshorter the more the item gets pushed out of the way and is not where you saw it anyway.
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Once you get to 1 atoms thick, then you have WON THE GAME. You can't get any smaller than that..

I think moores law is coming to an end.
What about plank length that is much much much smaller than an atom, and what about photon computing photons or holograms are much smaller than an atom...
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in b4 quark computing
In before muon computing!
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What about plank length that is much much much smaller than an atom, and what about photon computing photons or holograms are much smaller than an atom...

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Nuclear war. The mayan calander predicts the date when Intel tries to test the new .5nm process, resulting in a rip in the space-time continuum and bringing the beast (666) in to destroy the earth.

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referring to OP.
micrometers is larger than nanometer.. so either they're going to angstroms which is .1 of a nm or picometer 1 x 10^-12. but i doubt computer tech would go to that small. since atoms are measured as angstroms and i dont think it can go lower than atoms
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