MOORE’S LAW HITS THE WALL

“Moore’s Law” states that the power of computer chips doubles every two years, while the cost remains the same or falls. The limit is going to be the speed of light. After all, electrical impulses have to travel through the chips and their limit is the speed of light.

Physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts say the limit will occur in 75 years, as ZDNet and  Inside Science reports.

The physicists calculate that a perfect quantum computer could spit out ten quadrillion more operations each second than today’s fastest processor. “It’s an absolute law of nature,” Levitin said. Now get out there and build a quantum computer.

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