The minute you have a backup plan, you've admitted you're not going to succeed." -Elizabeth Holmes
What would be wrong with just a straight clock rate to clock rate comparison between the two?
I see you're suffering from the same delusion as the author. The answer is clock rate is not a measure of bit rate.. Clock rate is just the length of cycle, it does not dictate how many bits move during that cycle. This can be demonstrated by example.. A 1.5ghz XEON handles many more bits than a 1.5ghz ARM during one clock cycle, even though the clock rate is the same.
For visible light I personally prefer to use a mirror.
How would you propose steering the laser with a mirror without moving parts?
How do you address billion+ addresses optically?
Could this not be done the same way CRTs scan a grid of pixels, just on a micro scale with higher resolution? I am not a particle physicist, but I imagine the carrier beam could be steered with some sort of electromagnetic choke (again, think CRT) to form either a repeating-Z or spiral scan mode. From there, it's just straight forward time-domain correlation of the output signal, assuming this matrix of GST laced waveguides would pass their darkened or non-darkened light blips to a collector where it would be focused and filtered into a waveform and decoded like some hyper-speed version of today's RF modulation schemes such as PSK, QAM, 8VSB, etc...
Any other concepts I can come up with involve moving parts, so they're automatically non-mention worthy.
the resulting [memory] chips have the potential to run at 50 to 100 times the speed of today's computer processors.
Am I the only one who noticed that the author doesn't really understand the difference between storage throughput and processor speed?
I fear Apple is making a mistake that may come back to bite them.
Wouldn't be the first time...
It's my understanding that schools today have internet-connected computer labs and/or public computers in their libraries, so this question is moot.
Not really. That's like saying because they have cafeterias in schools, it is a moot point whether or not the child's parents can provide food at home.