Using Moore’s Law to develop the future of IoT

3 Jun 2015

In the world of the internet of things (IoT), the progress at which the technology improves year-upon-year cannot be considered linear, but rather exponential, paving the way for an interconnected future.

On the 50th anniversary of its first entry into the lexicon of computing, Moore’s Law, which stated that computer hardware doubles in power every two years, is arguably lagging behind the rate at which the current age of computing power is progressing.

Nevertheless, Intel’s VP of IoT, Philip Moynagh, once again talks about how his favourite mathematical concept is the exponential because of its existence outside much of the world we exist in day-to-day, which would be described as linear.

In the exponential world of technology, technology changes from something that is available to major companies at high cost, to something that is eventually small enough to fit in a pill bottle and is available to all.

Stay tuned for more videos explaining IoT provided by the talented folk at Think Visual each Wednesday morning over the coming weeks.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic