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From Moore's Law to Lass' Law

Neil Gershenfeld, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT

In 1965, Gordon Moore extrapolated five data points to make the most famous graph in history, forecasting a decade of exponential growth in digital computing and communications. He was slightly off; the trend actually continued for fifty years, and came to define that era. We now have more data than Gordon originally did to see that the same thing is happening in digital fabrication. This talk will examine the research roadmap for the next fifty years of digital fabrication's scaling, and explore the implications for how we will live, learn, work, and play.

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