"I believe that by the end of this century, we won't need computers anymore for computation" -Tay
"Complex computations will be done by biological beings (read nano particles/molecular machines)" -Tay
"In this century, we're going to have such fast computers, where we don't have to worry about the slowness of the language we're going to use. The most complex problem for computers to process today is a problem with exponential space-time complexity. Our processor speeds are increasing linearly. We are progressing from 1GHz to 2GHz to 3, 4, and 5 GHz. So, the problem continues to be exponential. Consider a possibility of a processor whose speed can increase exponentially dynamically, it can solve a problem with exponential space-time complexity in linear time, which depending upon the problem would essentially be a constant.
Now, if each bio molecule can process fixed set of instructions, knowing that they grow exponentially and assuming that they can distribute the work to their offsprings, a biological molecular robot which can direct n such molecules to solve the problem, can become our first exponentially accelerating processor." -Manish
Friday, March 31, 2006
Processors of future: Exponentially Dynamically
A share from a 20 min discussion with Prof. Tay Joc Cing today afternoon.