Principles - Moores Law The Curve Singularity transcendence...

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Moore’s Law, The Curve, Singularity, transcendence 49: Moore’s Law: The power of information technology will double every 18 months, for as far as the eye can see. The 27 th doubling occurred right on schedule with a billion-transistor chip. 27 consecutive doublings of anything man-made, an increase of well over 100 million times—especially in so short a period—is unprecedented in human history 50: The curve of accelerated returns is the principle that underlies saving early for your retirement. Time produces astonishing and transformative results when you can count on a doubling and redoubling curve. 51: This process is represented by an S-curve. At the flat bottom of the S, you have a period of stability such as the early 1800s. you leave that for the rapid change represented by the steep middle of the S. that’s when The Curve rises exponentially, as in the mid- 1800s. then things level out at the top of the S. 71: The Singularity, introduced by Vernor Vinge. Used to describe huge but
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course HIST 1060 taught by Professor Charlottedecoster during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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