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What does Moore's Law have to do with the nature of UFO's?
On December 16, 1947, their research culminated in a successful semiconductor amplifier. Bardeen and Brattain applied two closely-spaced gold contacts held in place by a plastic wedge to the surface of a small slab of high-purity germanium. On December 23 they demonstrated their device to lab officials and in June 1948, Bell Labs publicly announced the revolutionary solid-state device they called a “transistor.”
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: neoholographic
What does Moore's Law have to do with the nature of UFO's? Also, it appears that Moore's Law has been slowing down as of late. The number of transistors on a chip has NOT doubled over the normal 2 year gap lately, and doesnt seem to be keep up in the near future.
Self-driving cars, virtual reality games, bioprinting human organs, human gene editing, AI personalities, 3D printing in space, three billion people connected to the Internet….
These incredible technological feats are all part of our world today. And while they are not evenly distributed, they are rapidly spreading and evolving — and in the process radically changing nearly every aspect of modern life. How we eat, work, play, communicate, and travel are deeply affected by the development of new technology.
But what is the underlying engine that drives technological progress? Does technological change progress at a steady rate? Can we predict what’s coming in 5 or 10 years?
To answer some of these questions, our team decided to dig into Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 book The Singularity Is Near, in which Kurzweil describes the exponential growth of technologies like artificial intelligence, genetics, computers, nanotechnology and robotics.
Kurzweil, while not right all the time, has one of the best track records in terms of predicting technological breakthroughs. So, he must be onto something, right?
We’ve seen this type of trend over and over — where technology gets faster, cheaper and more accessible — but nowhere is it more apparent than in Moore’s Law, which describes the decades-long exponential rise of computing. The steadiness of Moore’s Law is what made the smartphone in your pocket possible …. But is there an end in sight for Moore’s Law, and if so, will it mark the end of accelerating progress in computing (and other related tech)?
All in all, the objects were observed by multiple sensors per sighting: the naked eye, radar, and infrared, ruling out a sensor malfunction as the cause of the sightings. Fravor saw the objects with his own eyes, and they were also seen by the Princeton and the ATFLIR pods.
It may be possible that the ATFLIR pods malfunctioned and depicted objects that weren’t really there, but that makes less sense considering the objects were only detected in these three instances (that we know of) and are otherwise used on a daily basis. If there was a malfunction, why was it only when objects had already been detected by the human eye, radar, and other infrared detection systems?
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: neoholographic
We don't have the capability to build spaceships that defy the laws of physics as we know them.
Unless there really is a breakaway civilization or we reverse engineered it from something we found or were given.
Quantum computers, which make calculations with entangled particles, or qubits, are poised to overtake their conventional counterparts very, very fast.
And it's all captured by a new law of computing, known as Neven's Law, according to a fascinating new article in Quanta Magazine.
So, what exactly is Neven's Law? Named after Hartmut Neven, the director of the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at Google who first noticed the phenomenon, the law dictates how quickly quantum processors are improving, or getting faster at processing calculations, relative to regular computers.
And it turns out, they're gaining on ordinary computers at a spookily fast, "doubly exponential rate." That means that processing power grows by a factor of 2^2^1 (4), then 2^2^2 (16), then 2^2^3 (256), then 2^2^4 (65,536), and so on. You can see that the numbers get mind-bogglingly huge very, very fast. Doubly-exponential growth is so huge, it's hard to find anything that grows so quickly in the natural world, according to Quanta.
"It looks like nothing is happening, nothing is happening, and then whoops, suddenly you're in a different world," Neven told Quanta's Kevin Hartnett. "That's what we're experiencing here."
originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
a reply to: carewemust
That’s the thing; if “they” came from another star system or dimension and their tech can be locked and tracked or observed and video taped by bunches of F18s; their tech is pretty weak sauce. Just being fast and better at guidance than we can invent isn’t that impressive.
Why wouldn’t these F18s engage these craft? They yak it up about what they are seeing but if it were a SU-?? They would have lit it up with their weapon systems; even if inert munitions.
1) the ET, their contact strategy and tech are falling short of impressing me.
2) the Navy has taken a HUGE step back in IFF tactics.