Category Archives: Hardware

IoT Implementation

It seems to me…. “As the Internet of Things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” ~ Geoff Mulgan[1]. Today, in 2017, 49 percent of the world’s … Continue reading

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Beyond Moore’s Law

It seems to me…. “I’m a physicist, and we have something called Moore’s Law, which says computer power doubles every 18 months. So every Christmas, we more or less assume that our toys and appliances are more or less twice … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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IoT Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” ~ Dave Barry[1]. Humans, as a species, are learning how to adapt to another round of … Continue reading

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Computing Advances

It seems to me…. “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” ~ Craig Bruce. Very few people actually care how their computing or communication devices actually work at the component level – … Continue reading

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System Failure

It seems to me… “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”  ~ Steve Wozniak. Computers are fantastic devices – when they work.  When they (them, not us…) have problems, they become a source of stress, aggregation, and … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing

It seems to me… “Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud.”  ~ Steve Ballmer. Sometimes the future very closely resembles the past; remember … Continue reading

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