Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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RE: OSNews Is Great
by shotsman on Sun 16th May 2010 18:19 UTC in reply to "OSNews Is Great"
shotsman
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2005-07-22

You raise some very interesting points.
I agree with you that the current Von Neiman/Turing models are getting close to their sell by date.
The arrival of massively parallel architectures will require a big change in our thinking. No more per CPU or per MIP licences! Hurrah.

Seriously, I think we will have to get away from the 1's & 0's mentality and embrace things like fuzzy logic systems or even biological computing to get us over the next (or maybe one more generation) big hurdle we face as we try to fulfill the dreams of SF writers of the past.

Think of the Jetsons TV Cartoon series. What sort of computing power would be needed to run such a society? IMHO, it would have to be very different from what we have available today.

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