Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions

2013 Edition
| Editors: Anne L. C. Runehov, Lluis Oviedo

Moore's Law

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8265-8_201029

First described by Gordon Moore of Intel in 1965, Moore's law has been variously defined (over the years) to state that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every year, 2 years, or 18 months. As computer speed doubles with the doubling of transistors, this indicates that progress in computational speeds has been, for several decades, exponential. Some roboticists and AI theorists believe that Moore's law will continue unabated, providing near limitless computation and, eventually, transcendently intelligent machines.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Associate Professor of Religious StudiesManhattan CollegeRiverdaleUSA