How Detailed Do Screens Get? http://youtu.be/9kAhhQG-yQA
What is a Computer? http://youtu.be/_rYaIJnAZ5I
Computers are all around us in everything from watches to workstations but how fast can they get?
Some footage courtesy of D-Wave Systems Inc.
Transistor Count and Moore's Law: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svg#mediaviewer/File:Transistor_Count_and_Moore%27s_Law_-_2011.svg
Intel Pentium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium
The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All: http://www.wired.com/2014/05/quantum-computing
+Ashoi F What are you talking about? most consumers would never change their cpu. Socket pin outs change quite regularly too. If they could make a cpu twice the size and get twice the performance they would.
space man Chips need to get faster every year, they also need to fit into most consumer grade sockets that are a standard size
If they changed the size of the chip every year, then older sockets (which are usually attached to something important like the motherboard) would also need to be replaced every year. There would be no backwards compatibility.
Imagine if the ports on your laptop needed to be replaced every year to use newer peripherals
Reading the replies below about your videos being too short: You should experiment with the "Brief" like a headline (this video for instance) paired up with an exhaustive 10-15 minute full story as the main article with all of the gooey stuff in it - the stuff techies love! I am a new subscriber - your information is great - just too little of it!
i think in the future people will not buy computers , only subscribe to a computer services through super fast internet , allowing them to transform there potatoes to super pc , and finally we can download some more ram XD
So... If we can't keep getting smaller due to limitations, why not go bigger so we can put more cores and transistors on a CPU? Obviously we would have to create new form factors, but the pros would FAR outweigh the cons.
I dont think that you will ever see quantum computers shrunken down to the size that normal computers are today. I could easily be wrong, but youd need some unimaginable breakthroughs in order to reach that point.
+Cole Park Well.. Looking at the ENIAC from 1948, it weighed 40 tons, and took up 1800 square feet. It could perform 5,000 additions. Today, most computers run at 3 ghz. which means 3,000,000,000Hz, or 3 billion operations per second. But that's just 1 core. CPUs today can range from 2 cores to 8 cores in personal computers. In some Super computers there are 72 cores.
At this rate, it's hard to believe what we could be seeing in computers within 20 years from now, hell, even 10 years from now.
You think Quantum computers will be more powerful than the human brain ? I dont think that way ... Currently we can build a computer that could do things in 5hours that we can do in 10sec max .. Like seeing someone that changed much and remembering and then knowing who it is ... So they have a really long way to go
We built computers that can do things in less time then we can already like multiple scientific equations done in a matter of minutes of seconds while the human brain can take hours or days to solve a single one.
A computer doesn't and will not think the way a human does. We don't follow logical algorithms, we have intuition and creativity such things cannot be programmed, you can create a learning algorithm in which a computer based on prior knowledge can solve problems in system of "trial and error" but it will do so without any emotional attachment. The only way you can obtain "human-like" thinking computer is if you give it a biological body!
Human brain had a good run eh..? What exactly is creating these new processors. Not other processors, but human brains. The brain is limitless, but due to the nervous system only moving so quick, we are limited.