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The effect of Moore's Law in the 'Verse
Friday, January 22, 2010 4:34 PM
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Friday, January 22, 2010 5:06 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Bytemite:
Apparently all computers in the verse operate off of the cortex itself, which I guess serves as the operating system. Be like if your computer actually ran on the internet.
Probably the biggest part of the cortex screens we see is the ansibles since the network is hundreds of AU across.
Friday, January 22, 2010 5:38 PM
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Friday, January 22, 2010 17:41
I did a paper on this when i was at Yale this is some of it
Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:22 AM
Quote:Cortex Terminal, Personal Access: What most
Core citizens use. Essentially a 2’x 2’ touchscreen
monitor, 5” thick, with a moderately sized base
to allow for the rest of the equipment, Cortex
terminals are a phone, a computer, and a TV all
rolled into one—to put it in the terms of folk back
on Earth-that-Was. You can surf the Cortex, access
almost any information (assuming you can pay for
a pass code), send waves, use progs, store almost
limitless amounts of data… assuming, of course,
that the gorram thing wants to cooperate. Since a
terminal is just that—a terminal—sometimes you
can lose Cortex access if a satellite or transmission
station goes down, and then you lose whatever you
were working on, and have to hope your connection
gets going mighty quick, because you have no
Quote:Dedicated Sourcebox: Expensive sourceboxes
that not only act as cortex terminals, but can also store up
to 200 terabytes of data and maintain a terminal link
for up to a mile around.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:36 AM
Quote:Originally posted by KingEICHOLZ:
If this sounds like science fiction
Quote:Champions of the God Computer theory include mathematician
Quote:A technological singularity is "event horizon" in the predictability of human technological development. When this singularity is achieved,
Quote:humans as we exist today will cease to be the top species on the planet
Because the God Computer will be able to manipulate time, all energy and all matter,
Intel Co-founder Gordon E. Moore described a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware, in which the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:36 PM
Quote:Originally posted by ImNotHere:
Of course, part of the reason that was such a successful prediction is that it got pretty much taken up as a performance target by the semiconductor industry...
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Sunday, January 24, 2010 5:07 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Cazaril:
As for your statement on jacks... Well you lost me at that point. Not because I didn't understand what you were saying, but because you added the link to make sure people knew what jacks were.
The departure from "Earth that was", seems to have been large scale, involving at least the two remaining super-governments.
Therefore I can not imagine that they would not think to add such an important supply on all the ships, as a library.
Quote:Considering that almost every modern connivence, from watches to coffee makers, use computer technology, it would get a priority to be reestablished.
Quote:Using Moore's law didn't take into account things like; advancement in materials, radical thinking, and the "ah-ha" moments that allow for huge jumps in technology in a short period of time.
Serenity has a computer... The comm-sats do to... So the technology is there.
I think a lot of the technology is, for lack of a better word, "hidden" from us, the viewers... And I believe Whedon does this on purpose.
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