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posted on 29 June 2017

Infographic Of The Day: The Pace Of Computing

The smartphone that is probably within arm's reach of you now has more computing power than the Apollo missions to the moon. No, really.

Not only is your smartphone more powerful than the Apollo missions, but your PS4 is more powerful than the late 90’s supercomputer that first beat a human at chess. 150 times more powerful, in fact. There’s more computing power in a singing birthday card than the entire Allied Forces possessed during WWII.

Moore’s Law and the future. Gordon Moore noted in the 70’s that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit was doubling approximately every two years, and predicted that it would continue to do so. In 2015 the man himself expressed doubt that his “law” would hold up for much longer, as the physical limits of cramming transistors onto a circuit is reached.

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