Eugene Leitl wrote:
> You need molecular switches to make
> something truly smart and still desktop-sized.
What we were thinking about was not desktop-sized, but rather would emerge as a distributed intelligence where the processing power in each router was something like a small cluster of neurons. As you say, the infrastructure of the net is going optical, which is just another example of the building of processing speed, which extends the upper limit on how smart this could be.