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Michio Kaku's Dark Prediction For the End of Moore's Law 347

Posted by timothy
from the techno-malthusian dept.
nightcats writes "An excerpt from Michio Kaku's new book appears at salon.com, in which he sees a dark economic future within the next 20 years as Moore's law is brought to an end when single-atom transistors give way to quantum states. Kaku predicts: 'Since chips are placed in a wide variety of products, this could have disastrous effects on the entire economy. As entire industries grind to a halt, millions could lose their jobs, and the economy could be thrown into turmoil.'" Exactly the way the collapse of the vacuum tube industry killed the economy, I hope.
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Michio Kaku's Dark Prediction For the End of Moore's Law

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  • Re:Dark predictions (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 20, 2011 @08:33AM (#35549682)

    Yeah, it's embarrassing when someone who's brilliant within his area of expertise starts nosing into other fields (in this case economics and the electronics industry) just to say stupid things. By the way, he did this before, although the previous victim was biology. Why do physicists think they are masters of all sciences? [scienceblogs.com] Granted, that was in response to a question, but he really should have said ‘I have no clue’. Why oh why do experts always think they're experts in everything?

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