Super computers are coming to desk near you

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Hollie Newton
Feb 27, 2014


50 years ago, 1964: Twenty-eight passengers had signed up for the Register's "World at Your Doorstep" summer tour. Sandusky Travel Service said there was room for 35 persons on the 21-day all-expenses paid trip through eight European countries.

25 years ago, 1989: Within a decade, experts predicted, desktop supercomputers could be as common as microwave ovens, resulting in a substantial escalation in computer power for both the scientist and the layman. The way people learn, shop, work and amuse themselves would be fundamentally altered.

10 years ago, 2004: President Bush made an announcement that he would back a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in an attempt to halt same-sex unions like the thousands that had been allowed in San Francisco.



And soon...we will have the opportunity to wear the same computing capability on our wrists. That is...if you want and can afford.

I would expect that in another 10-20 years we'll be able to have that "little chip" inserted under our skin.

I saw a broadcast on TV where a scientist at MIT is working on a light-emitting diode that can be used to re-program a human's brain thought processes. It has already been successfully tested on animals. (The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming!)

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The Hero Zone

Don't forget Google Glass. AR, Augmented Reality, is going to become a staple part of marketing, medicine, learning, and daily activity in our future.


Based on the comment section for some articles I believe that the zombies have been here quite some time.

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Focus research on quantum nonlocality effects towards advancing the next generation of communication and computation. I want a quantum supercomputer by next Christmas.


@ wetsu; May I have your definition of "zombie"? (This could be FUN!)


How about usernames?