So, exciting news! Computers are about to take a quantum leap.
Now, anyone who loves technology has GOT to be excited about this. Can you imagine where this will take us? I’m all gung-ho for virtual reality. Y’know, like Sword Art Online and .hack and the Matrix? Toes have been dipped in those waters, but this kind of processing speed would put things on a whole new level.
And if you haven’t heard, this new technology is a total overhaul of the old; introduce silicon photonics instead of copper wiring, and clusters of specialized cores instead of more generalized ones. We will be able to sneeze at petabytes. Petabytes.
And since it’s not creepy at all, HP is calling this what? The Machine. …Anyone else watch Person of Interest? At least they didn’t call it Samaritan…
One step closer to the robot apocalypse.
In all seriousness, however, it’s this kind of power in the hands of the general public that scares me. “Revolution” isn’t a frivolous concept. Computer security will become non-existent if this is released to joe-public all at once. And as much as I love all my freedoms, there are bad people out there who could take serious advantage of this. With that kind of power, hacking a bank would be easy. Easier than easy.
What do you think, dear readers? What excites you about this prospect? What terrifies you? I’d love to hear.