Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 14:03:48 -0400 (EDT)

Damien Broderick wrote:

> The latest news from Moravec is even more astonishing. By 1997, according
> to his analysis of computational bang for your buck, the Moore's Law curve
> returned to its original doubling-every-year, and has now swept onward
> even swifter acceleration. He comments: `By 1993 personal computers
> provided 10 MIPS (million instructions per second), by 1995 it was 30
> and in 1997 it is over 100 MIPS. Suddenly machines are reading text,
> recognizing speech, and robots are driving themselves cross-country.'

I recently read that BT Labs are predicting Quantum Computers for 2004, which
is a nice little power increase. I also read that IBM are using
teleportation as a means for faster than light communcation. The really
interesting thing is, this was all in a business computing magazine, so all
this has now officially gone mainstream.