Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Speculation is that 10nm is as small as possible with current technology.
If we ever reach that using the current fab process I'm going to be shocked. I've heard from both my teacher (PhD in Physics) and my friends father (Mobo testing guy at Intel, Quantum Physics nut) that we're going to have a tough time even getting passed 32nm, let alone anything smaller.
From my understanding, the problem is atoms. Theirs a big gap between the inner most shell of electrons and the nucleus. If it were possible to somehow (I'm FAR from a chemistry guy) shrink the space, or "move" the orbit of the electrons closer to the middle, we'd be able to go smaller. Apparently Atom's have their own physics laws that I know absolutely nothing about. Maybe someone on here that knows this stuff can elaborate? Again, I don't know much about the subject, I'm just repeating what I've heard.
On the gas subject- It sucks. We're about $3.60 or so around here. Diesel's WAY over $4. I have NO idea how the **** that's even possible. I've only taken one Econ class that covered micro and macro, so I don't know a ton about why it's so spendy still. The oil companies CEO's must be rich beyond belief. Those buttheads are making a KILLING off of something we need. I hate teh fact I have to drive over 100miles in total every two days. I wish I was able to ride my bike. I hate giving them my money. It's not fair at all. Money isn't a problem for me, I just hate giving those evil pricks my money.
Especially considering the oil is coming from a place where WE shouldn't have been in the first place.