Can computers keep getting faster?
2014-04-29, 02:30 PM,
Quote:Our tablets and smartphones are mini-computers that contain more computing power than astronauts took to the moon in 1969. But if we want to keep on increasing the amount of computing power we carry around in our pockets, how are we going to do it? There are only so many components you can cram on to a computer chip. Has the limit been reached, or is there another way to make a computer? Scientists are considering new materials, such as atomically thin carbon – graphene – as well as new systems, such as quantum computing.

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MrHusky(2014-04-29 09:14 PM) 
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2014-04-29, 02:32 PM,
I would say human beings have reached a state where computers of nowadays are enough for a normal humans need. They are trying to optimize and find out new things which would fit in the same size but are more good.
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MrHusky(2014-04-29 09:15 PM) 
2014-04-29, 09:15 PM,
I think in the near future we will seriously begin to advance our technology of implants for humans, like memory slots or anything like these:D It would be cool :D
2014-04-29, 09:30 PM, (This post was last modified: 2014-04-29, 09:30 PM by Proficient.)
There are no limits until we reach the quantum level. But you never know, we might even discover the building blocks of elementary particles. In that level, the laws of physics are radically different. I'm pretty sure we're not even close or will ever be to a "limit".
2014-04-29, 09:34 PM,
Human brain is limitless as well as technology. So yes, it will keep getting powerful, faster and smoother.
2014-04-29, 10:05 PM,
As most computers are made of transistors, as long as you can keep shrinking transistors (making them smaller) you will be able to fit more of them, making the chips more powerful. If a shrinking limit is reached I'm sure a better transistor alternative will be discovered. Plus there are possibilities of extracting materials from other planets in the future, that we might be able to process and use them in our technological products.
So I say no, as soon as we have brains, technology will keep growing until the end of the world.

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2014-05-04, 11:26 AM,
We'll continue to innovate things until we reach a point where a "bit of minor optimization here and there" won't suffice, and newer technology springs up to replace it.

I welcome certain things getting a bit faster but we'll only change our lifestyles to fit more things into that space so it becomes a bit less noticeable, unless you're upgrading yourself from older (more outdated) tech.

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