06 February 2008

Getting tired of technology and globalization

1971 Woody Allen Interview :)

Been perusing the CSE Colloquia 2007 and similar lectures on technological development lately, mostly through iTunes U so it's hard to link. Hard to summarize too. Ed Lazowska's 'Computer Science: Past, Present and Future' was particularly good. Multicore processing and cloud computing are big. Quantum computing, which some believe holds the holy grail of allowing us to solve large complex systems, has had a few big breakthroughs (Yale university has a few lectures on this, also on iTunes U) but sceptics say it's a long way away and that the commercial D-wave Systems quantum computer is nothing but a fancy laser pointer. Nanotech is picking up speed, particularly biosensors (again, Yale).
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