Say “Goodbye” to “Moore’s Law” … and “Hello!” to “Murso’s Maxim!”
Moore predicted, back in the 60s and 70s, computers and small chips would grow stronger at an alarming rate, which has proven true … but it couldn’t go on forever.
We’re at a plateau with high quality computer and electronics components. Along with competitive worldwide prices, it’s the culmination of a perfect storm … a computer component buyer’s market.
Except you don’t need to buy one, because the one you have works really well. Everyone’s happy, except anyone trying to sell new hardware for old prices. The market is so deep it will tolerate low prices for high quality phones, tablets and laptops forced by years of fierce competition.
As a computer user, you’re in a good position; even if you don’t realize it. Five years-ago, you’d be more likely to be shopping for an expensive new gadget. Today that likelihood is much lower; you’re just simply happy with the stuff you have, and “bought recently” means “within the past few years,” not months.
Moore’s done. So what happens now?
Enter Murso, brilliant up-and-coming seer of trends, a New England philosopher for over 50-years fascinated by human behavior, ever since near-toddlerhood when a friend of his mom’s once exclaimed “His eyes are so big!”
While Gordon Moore, the Moore’s Law guy, is credited with things like co-founder of Intel, he has very average-sized eyes.
“Murso’s Maxim” states two principles:
1) Moore’s law is over.
2) The next stage in electronics design will be organic; the most successful new developments will be inspired by nature and mimic organic life.
Computers will develop beyond laptop and tablet not by improving those platforms, but by creating new devices that immitate a live thing or by embedding components into the human body. A microphone might use features learned from the ear canal. It will be more like building a robot than the development of existing platforms, which have reached top tier maturity and a design plateau.
The trend toward organic, based on nature providing ideal examples, examples of perfection, will extend across technology; airplanes will develop bird wings, grace and intuitive use of atmosphere and wind; and consumers will be “connected” to their vehicles and other people.
Voice recognition technology has great potential, as voice commands can be discreet and omnipresent compared with “face recognition,” and just as your golden knows it’s you even when you whisper, computers will learn to pick out your voice (not your face) easily even in a crowded room.
Basic, mechanical routines will be developed for keeping our human bodies healthy; in a reverse-effect, we’ll find ways to manage those things that are purely organic by applying scientific systems, more and more trying to meld the universes of God and men.
Ultimately, He wins. But ultimately, we learn. We learn how to continue to grow as humans by simply admitting everything God created is as good as it gets. In a sociological sense, the more we commune via gadget, the closer we get to having a revelation that nothing beats a good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation!
So, until then, thanks for reading my blog! It’s as close as I can get to making a little difference in your world. Our world, after all. I’m still fascinated!