Will Moore’s Law hold true

Moore’s law states that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles (roughly) every two years. This has held true ever since the first observation by Dr. Moore in the 60’s. It has been at the basis of our rapid increase in technology. There might be a problem however. The current technology is pretty much at it’s max. Transistor increase is slowing in the next few years and might actually stop eventually unless we get a new technology altogether.

I think we will find something to perpetuate Moore’s law. First is that our current technology isn’t the first inception of computer technology. Before integrated circuits we had transistors, vacuumtubes and even computers based on mechanical components. All these followed a similar pattern in the increase of computing power over time. This makes it likely to say that another technology will come along soon so that Moore’s law will stay true.

We still have a long way to go before computers can’t get any more powerful due to the basic laws of physics.


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