Macro-economic consequences of Moore's law?

By: Doug S (foo.delete@this.bar.bar), April 19, 2017 12:36 pm
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Foo_ (foo.delete@this.nomail.com) on April 19, 2017 1:20 am wrote:
> This will impact the software ecosystem heavily. Software growth and evolution for 40 years has
> been enabled by the "free lunch" brought by hardware advances. When the free lunch is over, the
> software industry will also transition to a different model with a much more modest rate of evolution.


The way software is developed has changed little from the mid 80s when the IBM PC and Mac were just getting started. It is long overdue for a wholesale change in methodology to improve how it is done (don't ask me how, if I knew that I'd be shopping for a private island from all the money I'd be making)

The problem with the software industry today isn't a lack of performance - programmers were getting multiple orders of magnitude more functionality per MHz / per MB than they do today. If we could capture back just one order of magnitude, it would be equivalent to adding a decade's worth of future Moore's Law growth. Classic Moore's Law growth, when it doubled your performance, instead of adding a bunch of transistors you can't use most of the time due to power constraints.
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