TRENDS IN COMPUTATION
The March 1949 issue of Popular Mechanics described the latest and greatest number cruncher: “Where a calculator like the Eniac is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 tubes and perhaps only weigh one and a half tons.” Imagine a calculator that almost fits in a small room!
“Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.” – Ralph Merkle. A child’s toy in the future will put to shame the combined might of all the computers on earth right now. GO TO Singularity Hub