IT in the future

Whether or not you’re a fan of Ray Kurzweil, he has made some interesting predictions for the future of IT in this article from Computerworld. As a self-proclaimed futurist, Kurzweil is no stranger to making bold predictions. In this article he states that

[In the late 2040s], one cubic inch of nanotube circuitry will be 100 million times more powerful than the human brain.

In a 1999 article titled “When Machines Think” published by Maclean’s, Kurzweil said

By 2019, a $1,000 computer will match the processing power of the human brain–about 20-million-billion calculations per second.

You do the math. Accurate or not, these predictions are pretty telling about the evolution of computing power.

One Response to “IT in the future”

  1. Steven Says:

    How can a human create something that is more advanced than itself.

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