Google+ The World 2 Come: What 2034 will bring

Thursday, May 27, 2004

What 2034 will bring

"According to Moore's Law, computer power doubles every 18 months, meaning that computers will be a million times more powerful by 2034. According to Nielsen's Law of Internet bandwidth, connectivity to the home grows by 50 percent per year; by 2034, we'll have 200,000 times more bandwidth. That same year, I'll own a computer that runs at 3PHz CPU speed, has a petabyte (a thousand terabytes) of memory, half an exabyte (a billion gigabytes) of hard disk-equivalent storage and connects to the Internet with a bandwidth of a quarter terabit (a trillion binary digits) per second."

Source: CNET News
See also:
Talking to Bill Gates
Intel Research
Microsoft Research
IBM Research
Google Labs
21st century - Wikipedia
I, Robot

1 comment:

curiostrip said...

One of my favorite commentaries on the consequences of Moore's Law was Bill Gurley's Can Napster be Stopped? No! from 2000. Though Napster itself was stopped, napstering wasn't, and by 2034 all content that exists today could be downloaded in a blink.