Time and technology
Abstract:In 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder of the giant computer chip manufacturer Intel, observed that the number of transistors on computer chips, and hence computer processing power, had doubled every 18 months for the previous five years. He predicted that this would continue into the future, and it has. The number of transistors on a chip has risen in the 40 years since his eureka moment from 2,300 to 55 million.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 9, 2005
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- About Time: Speed, Society, People and the Environment
Where does all the time go? Despite the burgeoning army of machines designed to save time - from cars and aeroplanes to dishwashers and microwaves - we don't seem to have any more of it on our hands. We simply fill the space we clear with more things to do - consuming more, spending more - and then look around for new ways of saving time. Being busy has become a habit - a habit that gives us high status - busy people are important people. About Time, edited by the think-tank Forum for the Future, brings together ten of the world's leading thinkers and writers, including Will Hutton, Baroness Mary Warnock, Sir Martin Rees, Ghillean Prance, Jay Griffiths (the author of the bestselling Pip Pip) and Jonathon Porritt in a collection of intriguing essays exploring the issue of time and how it relates to the environment, economy and society.
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