Thursday, January 12, 2006

Singularity!: Nano-magnets Promise Tinier Microchips

The research suggests that today’s transistors, which will approach their limits of miniaturisation sometime in the next couple of decades, could eventually be replaced by more shrinkable nanomagnet technology – allowing ever more powerful, faster processors to continue to be constructed.

Better still, the function of the magnetic logic gates can be changed after the hardware has been built, meaning that hardware could be “reprogrammed” – potentially making gadgets that use them far more versatile.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rusty said...

Already trying for an Instalanche, I see ;-)

January 12, 2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous TallDave said...

Of course, it might also allow hackers to turn your robolawnmower into a bloody whirling tornado of mayhem.

When a person is first killed by a computer virus, we'll know the Singularity is close at hand.

January 12, 2006 3:22 PM  

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