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November 12, 2007 5:59:18 PM

Hello

I have a paper to write about new technologies in 50 years. I happen to choose INTEL.

I am collecting facts on INTEL. I am going to tap into your guys' knowledge. When you have time, can you give me some idea on the following areas.

Where will INTEL be in 50 years from now?

How new microprocessors will shape our lives in 50 years?

What effects can these new and improved cpu impact on our lives?

What directions is INTEL heading towards in terms of innovation and technology?

Can you describe how intel fit in the future?

I would really appreciate your guys' inputs. I am gathering info from intel website but i do not have much information on the above areas. If you know informative websites, please share with me.

Thank you.


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November 12, 2007 10:24:13 PM

Good luck on this one, it's impossible to say anything definitively about technology 50 years from now. About the only sure thing is everything will be based on nano technology, will be miniaturized, and more powerful than we anything we can imagine today. Beyond that enter an altered state of consciousness and let your imagination go :sol: 
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November 12, 2007 10:44:47 PM

Intel will be acquired by the resurrected Coleco who will use the CPUs in new line of Colecovision Adam PC.
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November 12, 2007 10:59:03 PM

I thought they would be aquired by Intellivision - better synergy.
November 12, 2007 11:03:17 PM

50 years is too far out for any prediction. I'm sure everything (MC, GPU, etc) will be assimillated into one location, but I doubt it'll be a CPU as we know it today.
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November 12, 2007 11:37:28 PM

The last Mimzy ... heh heh.

November 13, 2007 12:00:08 AM

AMD would have been a much safer choice.

I suspect they will finally be able to get IBM some Phenom server chips by 2056.
November 13, 2007 12:53:34 AM

htoonthura said:
Hello

I have a paper to write about new technologies in 50 years. I happen to choose INTEL.

I am collecting facts on INTEL. I am going to tap into your guys' knowledge. When you have time, can you give me some idea on the following areas.

Where will INTEL be in 50 years from now?

How new microprocessors will shape our lives in 50 years?

What effects can these new and improved cpu impact on our lives?

What directions is INTEL heading towards in terms of innovation and technology?

Can you describe how intel fit in the future?

I would really appreciate your guys' inputs. I am gathering info from intel website but i do not have much information on the above areas. If you know informative websites, please share with me.

Thank you.


Thank you very much for all of your responses.

I am going to include nano technology, graphical roles in microprocessors, power consumption, performance in the paper. Can you guys imagine how these would affect the way we work and live?

Any other topics you guys want to add in. I know there are a lot of people with computer skills and knowledge on this forum. I would like to seek your advice.I really appreciate all of your inputs.

Thanks.
November 13, 2007 1:10:48 AM

Nobody knows for sure where/what Intel will be in the next 5 MONTHS, much less the next 5 YEARS, and you want us to predict 50 (FIFTY) years in advance?


Ok. I will give it a try.


Oh Hades, I don't have a clue.
November 13, 2007 1:16:05 AM

Make stuff up, Technology is too hard to predict beyond 5-10 years. Even then 5 is really stretching it.
November 13, 2007 1:19:57 AM

Lets see... Computers powered by Intel (100x more powerfull than today) will be the size of iPod. HDD will be based on holographic storage (maybe Intel will have part of this business ;)  ) LCD screens will be long gone and will be replaced by 3D life-size virtual view, which can be implemented in glasses, etc. Computers will be manipulated by mind ofc :p 
November 13, 2007 1:54:38 AM

Harrisson said:
Lets see... Computers powered by Intel (100x more powerfull than today) will be the size of iPod. HDD will be based on holographic storage (maybe Intel will have part of this business ;)  ) LCD screens will be long gone and will be replaced by 3D life-size virtual view, which can be implemented in glasses, etc. Computers will be manipulated by mind ofc :p 


I think the computer will be HUGE. Of course the simple computer will function as the HVAC, Washing Maching and combined Refrigerator and food cooking unit of the household. Maybe, if I am lucky to live that long, the computer will also be a hottie blonde with really big knockers that fulfills my every desire.

On the serious side of things, there is a demand and most likely a pathway for the home computer to become the central operating system of the home. We already see that idea in preprogrammable coffee machines and clock radios as well as diagnotic systems on the automobile. Somewhere in the future we will have a Star Trek type computer that knows and predicts information as well as operates everything around us.

November 13, 2007 2:00:51 AM

so if i participate in this market research I expect some sort of consideration... because I'm not going to be part of a market test without being paid.

but a simple several billion dollar idea that cannot be manipulated by current means is to turn a cpu into a sphere or half sphere... everything is same distance from same part, and then layer your other parts like those egg people that fit inside one another... so everything is really close and has a lot of surface area without taking up as much physical space... but you know, that's just one idea that would work if implemented properly.
November 13, 2007 7:20:43 AM

In 2057 the PC will be banned by the Mullahs that rule the world. They will declare it ant-islam and only for them selfs to use...

November 13, 2007 7:25:10 AM

Oh, just kidding :p  :non: 


I imagine several heat-targeting inventions. Prrobably the whole thing is housed in some heatabsorbing liquid or gel.
November 13, 2007 9:47:02 AM

Computers will be embedded in human and animal bodies to control vital functions as well as cognitive functions. During sexual intercourse women will embed chips that will allow them to control in ways they only dream of today.
November 13, 2007 10:21:18 AM

If you can view it, there is some interesting stuff on the BBC news website at the moment about all things Intel. IT doesn't really cover what they'll be doing in 50 years but it may be of some use to you.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4446285.stm

If you look on the right side of the page there's a whole bunch of articles and videos.
November 13, 2007 10:49:36 AM

in 50 years the architecture of the processors we now know will be like caveman tools. So vastly different will everything be, i am afraid we will rely far too heavily on computers. in 50 years i think we will have incredibly small computers, and there may no longer be desktop computers just small ones you can take around with you and if you want a bigger monitor then you can use the cardboard thin one on your wall... etc

anyways massive changes assuming we get that far... global warming, war, asteroids, natural disasters... could pose a problem. Or perhaps the apocalypse...
November 13, 2007 11:14:11 AM

Consider where the industry is moving and remember intel likes to stick it's nose in evreything. It's getting into discrete graphics soon.

Moore's Law maxes at what... like 22 nm? There are a lot of people out there predicting where it is going. As an example the way the industry is moving by 2030 it is predicted that for $1000 you will be able to have a computer capable of the same number of calculations as the human brain (10 PETA Flops or something like that) on a desktop computer. By 2040 you would be able to get that same performance for $1.

Make it up, and put Intel in there somewhere, they do everything.
November 13, 2007 11:19:48 AM

In 50 years Intel will have perfected the analog computer that rivals the speed of the human brain. Being able to view, identify and process back into its own image for display so that the car its in will be driving you where you want without having to program anything. It will require no "sensors" like todays attempts at using a digital computer for AI in the prototype automated driving cars. with Intels current laser on silicon chips there will be no wiring either it will all be pathways of light beams for total control.

Yeah thats where Intel will be in 50 years.. Unless AMD does go belly up.. Then Intel will be finally releasing nehalem cause by then penryn will finally be outdated.
November 13, 2007 11:29:41 AM

starcraftfanatic said:
Make stuff up, Technology is too hard to predict beyond 5-10 years. Even then 5 is really stretching it.
Indeed. IIRC Bill Gates said he only sees about 5 years out.
Quote:
Where will _____________ (fill in blank) be in 50 years from now?
Utterly unknowable.
November 13, 2007 11:32:56 AM

computers will be everywhere and can be everywhere because of the constant decrease in size. They will control the motion of cars (hopefully like i-robot so no more worrying about traffic in the morning), refrigerators (some already are), phones, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers. You'll be able to talk to your house and it will respond (i.e. shut off lights in basement and thermostat at 70 deg)....

I think the bigger factor you should take into account is security. With everything going towards computers and technology theres is even more of a constant threat that it could and will be hacked.

Nanotechnology is awesome and about to take off...I can imagine microscopic nano robots going through your bloodstream and unclogging your veins preventing heart attacks...and be as common as on yearly physical (and paid for by insurance!)....or physically destroying any and all viruses and bacteria with no more need to find a "cure" or create vaccines. There will be no more worry for cancer and AIDS because the nano robot can go and annihalate them....and all these controlled by tiny processors?

Then theres the whole carbon nanotubes they're trying to create right now to make a space elevator to the moon....you could write a whole book about that.
November 13, 2007 11:38:19 AM

drumr1829 said:
Then theres the whole carbon nanotubes they're trying to create right now to make a space elevator to the moon....you could write a whole book about that.
It won't go to the moon, just orbit.
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November 13, 2007 11:41:20 AM

Well conversely with the oil reserves drying up ... cheap power ... the world might just be a smog covered scorched wasteland with a few of us with horses ploughing the fields on a planet slowly overheating.

I spose If we chain the kids to the old generator we might be able to just about power up an old laptop and play a game of minefield.

It could be that end of the spectrum too ... in 50 years ... or worse.

Once the governments who are power rich defeat the countries that are oil rich and fight over the remaining oil ... then the corporations that are technology orientated will finally start seriously tackling the solutions the oil companies that have been actively repressing, namely alternative power sources.

By then it may be too late and our society might be in the twilight ... too power poor to generate and research the technology needed as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Carbon nanotubes won't matter without a power source ... ditto for optical storage. Kiss your spaceships goodbye too.

Power ... that's our number one problem ... tied into environmental sustainability.

That would be my focus on such a paper ... but hey ... I'm just a scholar.

In 50 years INTEL might not exist ... in 2 years AMD probably won't.

I'd have thought Microsoft and Intel would be heavily into alternative power research ... they depend on it.

Bacteriological batteries might not power a 20Ghz 80 core Zeon (Zeus??) CPU with 50 Gb of cache ... LOL.

November 13, 2007 11:50:23 AM

Quantum and Electron Spin Computing are a few ideas that spring to mind. Keep in mind that electron spin computing would allow for things such as recieving video and controlling a rover on, say, mars (or anywhere else in the universe) at real time.
November 13, 2007 12:04:36 PM

Intel will be the number one company in the world within 50 years, when it discovers how to convert the infinite supply of fanboi flames into clean electrical power.
November 13, 2007 12:08:26 PM

In 50 years we will have assassin droids.
November 13, 2007 12:12:33 PM

"I predict that in the future computers will be twice as powerful, and a hundred times larger!"

-Professor Frink
November 13, 2007 12:16:04 PM

bfellow said:
In 50 years we will have assassin droids.


And the droids will become out of control because they installed a chip of barcelona in their brain! :lol: 
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November 13, 2007 12:21:48 PM

"exit2dos could possibly be the smartest clown in the world."

Where do I stick the plug in??

Are we talking smooth 240V or that nasty 110V stuff??
November 13, 2007 12:53:07 PM

reynod,

I'm glad I won't be around for your version of the future. You need some happy pills.


@exit2dos: :lol:  :lol: 
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November 13, 2007 1:12:59 PM

Well, if you stick in the plug into their discharge socket, it will be that nasty 110V stuff, reynod.
November 13, 2007 1:26:20 PM

in 50 years intel will have a bpu(brain processing unit) in your watch. Usb's will be the size of pins and will connect to the back of your head using usb 2.1 netburst technology. In COD14 ( jurassic warfare[ pre-release demo]) you will need to hold your breath using your lungs to better aim the sniper rifle.
November 13, 2007 2:00:52 PM

I listened to a radio report a year or so ago, that scientist just figured out how to slow the speed of light, they said it was quantum physics or something. They said that when this can be perfected it could be used to replace electron signals in cpu's with photon signals. It would take a lot less power and heat to use photons and it would be light speed computing. I am thinking, if they could slow down light that they could accelerate it as well (at some point) thus this would lead to warp drives and the advent of transparent aluminum! oops sorry I strayed into the startrek world for a min....

I would say do some research (google) on all of these ideas people are giving you and include them for reference in your paper. Maybe do a history on past predictions, then lead into current predictions with all of the stuff people are talking about here, as long as you can find credible sources for the topics.

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November 13, 2007 2:05:01 PM

Ok, think of this - Intel, the microprocessor, the mouse, the computer monitor, the personal computer, hard drives, CDs, motherboards, video cards, RAM, DVDs, THE INTERNET etc.!...none of those existed 50 years ago. How in the world could we predict even one small portion of what will happen in 50 years?!! Look back 10 years or even 20 at technology and see how drastically it's changed. The only certainty about the future of technology is that no one will be able to predict where it goes.
November 13, 2007 2:36:22 PM

Moore's Law will have come to an end for the past 30...Intel sells chipmaking duties to Samsung, and corporate employees all retire, sending out checks to shareholders and dissolving the company.
November 13, 2007 2:48:05 PM

zenmaster said:
AMD would have been a much safer choice.

I suspect they will finally be able to get IBM some Phenom server chips by 2056.

:lol: 
November 13, 2007 3:05:45 PM

We will have distributed computing rather than individual dedicated processors. The networks will have evolved such that your particular subroutine will accompany you wherever you go and you can edit and change it as you wish with spoken commands. This will be coupled with electro-chemical rather than electro-magnetic storage that will be processed in a parallel fashion rather than linear fashion resulting in instantaneous queries, graphs and results. Personal transport will be equipped with "governors" which will not allow unsafe operation (no overide) and will insure "zero tolerance" measures for traffic patterns,

Intel's function in all this will merely be one of policing the system for malicious code, core maintenance, and of course marketing the next incremental interface, which will have much more fashion implication than function. Primary care will be required such that the "composite system" does not become "self aware" thus ultimately removing all decision making processes from mankind's table.
November 13, 2007 3:24:13 PM

2009 computers become self-aware
2010 computers take over the world and become self manufacturing
2011 computers relegate mankind to secondary role. "The Matrix"
November 13, 2007 3:29:15 PM

I agree CPU's will be everywhere and in everything.

At the pace things are going we will have a 64-Core CPU the size of a finger nail, that's as fast as the current fastest computer in the world.

Of course one may argue that having many cores is just the new flavor of the day - but someone alluded to the use of light. Well - 50 years from now CPU's will communicate at light speed with other components within the PC. Actually this technology may be 10-20 years away.

Everyone will wear a computer - much like we wear watches. These new 'watches' will be 1000 times faster than todays desktops and we will use it for all sorts of things such as: keys for house, car, work; ATM transactions and all electronic payments; telephone; ipod; camera; GSM locator/directions etc. - all on your wrist. These wasches will have wireless modems using a protocol called Z which will operate at 100Tbps.

They will have small nuclear powered batteries good for 50 years of power (not rechargeable, stay away from the Sony ones, they explode).

Your car will be a super compter by todays standard - it will prevent crashes, take you on uncongested roads - HELL, it'll drive itself - ahhh - or fly.

HERE IS MY PREDICTION:

A CPU in 50 years time will essentially be all the components that make up a PC except the case. That is, it will be a fusion of the GPU, CPU, Mother Board, Hard Drive, Wireless Modem and will pretty much be ready to work straight out the box.
November 13, 2007 3:31:30 PM

Sirfiroth said:
2009 computers become self-aware
2010 computers take over the world and become self manufacturing
2011 computers relegate mankind to secondary role. "The Matrix"



2008 California Governator passes legislation to make it all possible.
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November 13, 2007 3:35:08 PM

htoonthura said:
Hello

Where will INTEL be in 50 years from now?
How new microprocessors will shape our lives in 50 years?
What effects can these new and improved cpu impact on our lives?
What directions is INTEL heading towards in terms of innovation and technology?
Can you describe how intel fit in the future?


50 years from now:
- Intel will merge with Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Citigroup, AT&T, Coca-Cola and Boeing. Not all at the same time.
- cutthroat competition from the company created by merging Oracle, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, AMD, etc.
- microprocessors will be used in things like clothes, contact lenses, frozen dinners.
- PCs as we know them today will still exist: 5 in the Smithsonian, 15 in the private collections of rich crazy guys

Effects: a faster CPU makes games better, more addictive. This leads to less exercise, less social interaction, more innovation in sex toys, less real sex, fewer children born, lower population levels, less pollution, less competition for oil or other dwindling resources, smaller chance of a global nuclear war. To cut the story short, better CPUs will save the planet. Nice work, Intel :) 

Recently Intel has demonstrated an 80-core CPU. The cores are nowhere near the complexity of an 80x86-compatible core (as in Q6600, for example), but still pretty powerful. This sort of CPU is perfect for face recognition, for example. Read Orwell's "1984" for a good example of using such technology.

What directions CPUs are heading: read Robert A. Heinlein's "Friday". One of the best SF books ever IMO.
November 13, 2007 3:37:09 PM

In 50 years time AMD will put an "Intel Inside" sticker just to sell more Phenoms!
November 13, 2007 3:52:36 PM

I'll prolly be dead before the next 50 years.

But then the only real question that goes through my mind is...

Will people still be asking why their CPU is running slower then their stock speed? :heink:  . o O ( :sleep:  )
November 13, 2007 4:26:14 PM

Reynod said:
"exit2dos could possibly be the smartest clown in the world."

Where do I stick the plug in??

Are we talking smooth 240V or that nasty 110V stuff??


It will have to be three phase in order to power nVidia's DX28 cards.
November 13, 2007 4:36:10 PM

well... in the last 50 years, look at the increasing rate of progression, and how much has changed individually and as a whole as a result of technology... take that, and put that from now into the next 50 years, unless something drastically changes between now and then, to throw everything off. otherwise though, anything that doesnt have a processor of some kind right now, most likely will by then... ai will most likely proliferate more, be more advanced, be more incorporated into things, to make things 'easier', but at what expense, financially or otherwise. and the rate at which processors are capable of computing is expected to have exceeded the capacity of the human brain by then, probably by a lot by that time too.

as far as intel specifically though? dunno... but i can imagine they would possibly play some part, even if theyre bought out by a larger company by that time, whatever company that may possibly be... they might only be a memory by then too, dunno.
November 13, 2007 5:08:18 PM

what happen to the succeding years?
2012 upwards?
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November 13, 2007 5:46:28 PM

Consider the computer industry in 1957 and compare it with where the computer industry is today. That is a good indication of where the computer industry could be in 50 years. Now, in the same sense that a theoretician from 1957 could even possibly begin to forecast the state of the industry in 2007, that is how much of a possibility you have of forecasting the industry in 2057, let alone one company in that industry.

Forward looking technologies rely on the advance of science and technology to power the inventions of tomorrow. Sometimes, this is allowed for by swift advances in human understanding of the nature of the universe (consider the advances of nuclear science from 1900 to 1945), but more often than not, it is made by careful research that is built upon over generations (mathmatics, for instance, has been advanced slowly for over 4000 years of recorded history).

More often than not, our clear understanding of the universe and how it works is often colored by the brilliant minds who can clear the clouds of mystery with a few startling observations, such as Newton, Einstein, Bohrs, von Neumann, Hawking, and many more who have contributed their unique insights about the universe around us, and our place in it. Each owes much to the generations that came before, and stands to give much to the generations that come after. In 50 years, if I am still alive, I will think back to this day and ponder what will lay in store in another 50 years hence. Who is to say? The sun that shines tomorrow has not yet risen.
November 13, 2007 7:22:45 PM

I think there might be a chance that Itel will hit an electron wall within the next 10 years and then we will see 4 or 8 socket MB's for consumers. It will probably go on like this with little progress until 2030 then a break threw will occur. But the early versions of "the break threw" won't be much better until 2035 or so. This will be a completely different technology that we will steal from Aliens!!!
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