Makerspace Development 07/20/15

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stalled-lawToday’s Question: What happens if Moore’s Law stalls completely?

The one constant of the Computer Era has been the impact of Moore’s Law on the tech sector.

Every twelve to twenty-four months, chip speeds increase and the price of computing power decreases.

Technically speaking, it was always just a matter of time before physics would catch up with the highly aggressive nature of this crowded real estate market. Also, Moore’s Law has become an organizing principle much like the application of brute force to solve stubborn problems.

You could even make the case that Moore’s Law is the primary driver of “automation risk.” As you know, very serious people see automation risk as the biggest threat to the livelihoods of  a lot of American workers.

If Intel corp. can’t stop the wheels from falling off Moore’s Law, it might be time to concentrate on the other tech sector laws (i.e. Metcalfe’s Law and Reed’s Law).

Today’s takeaway is that Moore’s Law may stall. However, the value of makerspace development continues to increase unabated.

Zachary Alexander