Where will technology be in 50 years? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2005, 02:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473

o yeah, forgot about that killian. that carbon nano whatsit should be viable. that should mix things up a bit

Nitestick is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 05:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559

the technological growth is expanding exponentially, so I think that by 50 years, quantum computing will be possible, and maybe even obsolete.

it took man thousands of years to make anything you could really call "technology"

in the next few thousand years, we gradually moved up the food chain and became civillised (to some degree)

and in the past 100-200 years, we've gone from being "medieval" to having computers, cars, aeroplanes, space travel, a lot of electrical appliances (TV, radio, lights etc..) , medical practice has advanced dramatically, we know heaps more about the universe and Physics (the world is not flat and is not the centre of the universe)

we've done all this in the past 100-200 years, and technology is still advancing at an increasing rate.

in a several thousand years, we went from basically nothing to relatively civillised, and have some knowledge of how things work

between 200 and 100 years ago, we about doubled or even quadrupled our technology (this is an estimate)
in the last 100 years, we've increased the technology by maybe a factor of at least 10
in the next century, we might increase out technology by, say a factor of about 20 to 40

Apokalipse is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 10:41 AM   #23 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Waphlez's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976

That is why it is called the information age.
Waphlez is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 03:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
Master Techie
uzi9mm's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 2,553

Originally posted by beardo526
In 50 years, nobody will exist. I will imagine the earth exploding, and it will happen. You can count on it.

people thought that when we dropped the A bomb on hiroshima.
INTEL i7 930
3x2gb Corsair Dominators
uzi9mm is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 06:04 PM   #25 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 236

Anybody ever heard of Moore's Law?


The most rigorous interpretation of Moore's law is that the total number of transistors on the cheapest CPU will grow exponentially at a constant rate and that this constant rate produces a doubling every 12 (or 18, or 24) months.
Due to the mathematical nature of doubling this implies that within 30-50 years computers will become more intelligent than human beings.
beardo526 is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 09:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 543

i remember hearing about Moore's law but i remember some article saying it was wrong because cpu's or harddrives were coming out with something new like every 8 months or something?
3200+ A64 skt 754
ASUS K8N4-E Deluxe
2x 512mb corsair value
X1800XL 512mb@X1800XT
2x 80g WD SATA
X-FI Platinum
Antec P180b
Running is offline  
Old 12-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 224
Send a message via AIM to The Kraut

Originally posted by HAVOC2k5
A bag of mushrooms and a quart of Orange juice and i'll be ready to read that stuff...

hahaha, love it.

My teacher was talking about Moore's Law but i couldnt stay awake

Better sig coming soon.
The Kraut is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.