Thirty years ago the height of posh was owning a portable landline phone. Now our smartphones are personal computers that can process natural language commands and run AI models on-device.
In another 30 years, according to the experts, we’ll have flying cars, robot butlers, and colonies on Mars. Right?
Maybe, maybe not. The next 30 years of computer advances don’t seem quite as certain as the last were.
We’re pushing up against Moore’s law and beginning to get diminishing returns when it comes to creating more powerful classical systems.
On the other hand, we’re also on the cusp of several new computing paradigms. And it’s clear that, at some point, we’ll move beyond traditional supercomputing.
Whether that happens in the next 30, 50, or 100 years, however, is a different…