I read somewhere that CPUs are about to hit a wall.
Because of "Moore's Law" -- CPUs doubling in power every 18 months -- if CPUs have get any smaller, quantum tunneling problems will kick in.
If they stay the same size, but with just more transistors put on them, they'll need liquid nitrogen to keep from overheating.
1] Why can't they just be made bigger?
Would an extra square centimeter/millimeter or 2 be that big of a deal?
2] I always read how Gallium Arsenide was supposed to replace silicon. What happened?
3] What's next? BioCPUs? HoloCPUs? NanoCPUs?
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