June 23, 2001
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Future of computing - Light or Molecules?
posted by tiaka (5 comments total)

Soon Windows will crash almost before you even get to turn the computer on.
posted by dong_resin at 3:17 PM on June 23, 2001

You mean it isn't .net?
posted by machaus at 3:23 PM on June 23, 2001

The molecular switch will be particularly useful, since the only reliable state change is from ON to OFF. Kind of like PCs, really.
posted by MisterMo at 3:38 PM on June 23, 2001

Actually, to dong_resin's point, it's "On", "Off" and that peculiar state of suspension we call "Hang"...
posted by fooljay at 5:54 AM on June 24, 2001

I'm actually concerned that we've reached the physical limitations of computing power so quickly. I used to scoff at such things, but now I wonder if Vinge's singularity isn't something like our only hope.
posted by dhartung at 11:35 AM on June 24, 2001

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