The Car of the Future, the Traffic of the Past


Photo by Wendell

Photo by Wendell

Tucked within an article about Gordon Moore (creator of Moore's Law) and the generational clash in Silicon Valley:

In his introduction of Moore, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich tried to hammer home the immensity of the past 50 years of chip improvements. Chips are now 3,500 faster, 90,000 times more energy efficient and a 60th of the cost.

By comparison, said Krzanich, take the landmark 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. Today, that super-charged car would go 300,000 miles per hour, get two million miles to the gallon, and cost four cents. (“But it would still be stuck on the 101 getting here tonight,” he joked about Bay Area traffic.)

Food for thought...

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