The scary thing, or atleast the mindboggling one is trying to extrapolate this and imagine what we'll be DOING with it. Okay, so you say 6 OOM in 25 years. I think if you compare similarily-priced computers its actually more than that. The TRS-80 cost a lot more (inflation-corrected) in 1983 than a 2GB laptop cost today. I think the real number is more like 7OOM. So, what does that mean if present trends continue for the NEXT 25 years ? 2GB * 10^7 ram. It's a -gargantuan- number, it means your laptop by then will have more RAM than the googlecluster has today. Infact it'll have RAM comparable to the sum total of ALL laptops in USA today, give or take a OOM.
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