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Comment: Bad news for the economy? (Score 1) 135

by clintonoshea (#38680104) Attached to: IBM Shrinks Bit Size To 12 Atoms
IBM is applying this technology to storage space right now, but is it also applicable to processing power? Could this sudden advancement in technology be very problematic for the global economy? If we have come to the end of Moore's Law already, then what's next? Processing power can't be increased any further so there will be no reason for people to upgrade their PCs - why bother when CPUs aren't getting any more powerful?. And quantum computing is a long way off, so I imagine this could be VERY bad for not just the computer industry, but for the global economy as a whole. The industry may have to consider other ways to entice consumers...

Programmers do it bit by bit.