Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Aug 2010.
One step closer to a probability drive! Time to make reservations at the restaurant at the end of the universe.
Didn't PPU already stand for Physics Processing Unit?
Anyway, I'll only believe in these "maybe" when I see them in action.
You're thinking of the improbability drive perhaps? Bring it on!
My thoughts on this are the following two questions:
1) Why are AMD and Intel not advertising the same developments?
2) Why has Lyric not been purchased by a bigger player yet?
More chances of a "Holly Hop Drive"
Intel: "Note to self... Find giant coins to make our chips look smaller"
What's next, self aware processors?
This sounds very cool, but as proxess stated, I'll believe it when I see it.
I can't imagine we'll be any happier with our computers when we ask them to perform a task and they respond: "Meh".
Is that the actual chip?
Haven't seen one using wire-bonding for ages...just a prototype, right?
Isn't this just fuzzy logic?
My guess would be
1) Because it required years of research by MIT physicists to make this feasible and will require years more to make it work. Intel and AMD would need to hire specialist teams and give them an R&D budget of astronomical proportions just to catch up.
2) If you had a product which you envisioned being in every PC in the world in 10 years' time, you wouldn't sell your company for any amount of money, especially if you're already backed by a massively wealthy institution like MIT.
Perhaps it can work out the probability of finding a dead cat in a box...or not....lol
That's an infinite improbability drive, and it needs a really hot cup of tea to work, which requires a larger cooling system.
To me, this sounds like the first really different path in Computing in a long time. It also seems like a stepping stone to programming for quantum computing whenever the hardware gets here. If they can make this work then I think it will be a major evolutionary step in computing.
Might even be able to run Crysis on full!
...'Look at me, brain the size of a planet and all you ask me to do is play Crysis'...
Could you run windows on it?
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