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World's Smallest Silicon Wire Leads To Atomic-Scale Computing, Moore's Law Continues


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Here's New Scientist's take on this story. They're not so sure how great this will be for quantum computing:

Not everything is weird at the nanoscale. Wires so small you'd expect them to obey the strange laws of quantum mechanics have instead displayed the same electrical properties as ordinary electrical interconnects.

The finding bodes well for conventional computers, because these tiny, conductive wires could make chips smaller. It could be bad news, though, for the super-fast quantum computers that are hoped to come next.
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I wonder if Moore's law will continue to hold after we reach the sub-atomic level? What could be smaller than the single electron transistor? And if that's the limit, we just gonna build bigger and bigger chips until we finally drop this whole technology out of the window and start everything over on a different field (like organic computing or whatnot)?


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At our present state, humans are like socialised animals, but just that and we can do much more when evry human beeing got it's personal AI with native human-machine interface. Imagine lerning to compose music like Mozart in two days, or understanding every given subject in it's whole complexity.
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forget skynet, we already have the bilderberg group... hows everyone enjoying their latest recession...

if this tech becomes possible you can wave goodbye to the idea of a free world...

youll be living in the 'new world order'.... a free slave... free to do whatever bilderberg want...IMO!!!!!