With Moore’s Law slowing, engineers have been taking a cold hard look at what will keep computing going when it’s gone.
Certainly artificial intelligence will play a role.
But there are stranger things in the computing universe, and some of them got an airing at the IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing in November.
There were also some cool variations on classics such as reversible computing and neuromorphic chips.
What follows includes a taste of both the strange and the potentially impactful.
These are superconducting devices that depend on the tunneling of pairs of electrons across a barrier, and they’re the basis of the most advanced quantum computers coming out of industrial labs today.