posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 06:16 PM
reply to post by Raelsatu
By the time a "discovery" of this magnitude has been posted on some internet site, you can bet that it (it being this new super computing
technology) has already been in use for some time.
I'm not sure how I really feel about it. It makes me uneasy.
It was Einstein (allegedly) who said "It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
A computer 10,000x faster than what I have right now? I can't even keep up with technology NOW, nevermind having to deal with it in a state that is
10,000x more "superior"
example: today's smart phone technology. I am a person who likes to stay behind the times a little bit, as it saves a lot of money not buying the
"latest and greatest"
The problem with this, is the companies making these items are making it more and more difficult to do this.
I have an iPhone 3GS. It's barely 3 years old and works flawlessly for what I need it to do, yet iOS 6 will likely be the last update available for
it from Apple.
Used to be (not long ago) you paid for a good product and it lasted you years if not decades, or more.
FF to today, and you are surrounded by disposability.
FF to a day when we have a computer that is 10,000x faster than what we have now. How long will that last? 6 months? 2 weeks?
At some point I'm going to get tired of keeping up, run out of money, or both.