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B Likely replacement of semiconductors

  1. Jul 31, 2016 #1
    Soon our ability to continue making ICs more dense will end and we will be forced to come up with new technology for greater speeds and calculating power. In your opinions, what is the most likely technology that will replace (or be integrated in with) semiconductor chips? Photonics? Nanoelectronics? Quantum electronics?
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2016 #2
    Whatever new materials, the same properties of storage and transmission of data are required.
    How much data do you want and how fast is it needed, and for what purpose >
    As a wild guess I think some kind of bio-engineering will be possible, designer cells that use RNA as a means and an end.
    Each cell of which has computational power similar to the internet as we now have it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
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