|Implications of Infinite Memory and Infinite Bandwidth
Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Many of the studies of exponential growth of computational power based on Moore's Law focus on the doubling of the computational power every eighteen months. What has been more dramatic in the last decade is the doubling of magnetic densities every twelve months and doubling of optical network bandwidth every eight months. These advances portend transformations in societal use of information technology that will be far-reaching and revolutionary. In this talk, I will outline some of the implications and consequences.