TechCrunch: Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending
But ask AMD; ask Broadcom; a considerable amount of evidence seems to indicate that over the last few years, at least on a bang-per-buck basis, the breakneck exponential growth in computing power that has propelled the technology industry as we know it, and transformed the entire world and the lives of every single human being…is finally slowing down.
Unchecked exponential growth has to end sometime, by definition, and this is how it would happen; not with a bang, but with a whimper. We won’t hit a wall, we’ll just…start…to…slow…down.
If so, then generations to come will look back on the time period from 1963 to–well, today, ish–and sigh wistfully “That must have been the most exciting time in all of history to have been alive.” Joke’s on them, maybe. But just on the off chance that this ride is coming to an end, let’s all try to enjoy it while we can.
Quite speculative, obviously, but very interesting to think of. I've taken Moore's Law and our rapid technological expansion for granted, probably because I was born in the middle of it.