BT Future Gazing: extremely smart yogurt, ultra simple computing

We did the calculations, and we reckon that it’s possible to make a yoghurt with roughly the same processing power as the entire European population.” —Ian Pearson, Futurologist: The ITWales Interview

The idea of “Ultra Simple Computing” appealed to me:

Computers can be redesigned from the ground up with tens of thousands of little chips to distribute the load. It will mean there will be no need for an operating system or even a hard disk, as everything can be saved on the chips“.

To me, a computer is just a network of networks of networks – right from a network of semiconductors on a chip up to a distributed supercomputer over a international stupid network like the Internet.

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