Computing Technology Overview

Starting Discussion Material

This session addresses giving a realistic sense of computing the history and potential realistic future trajectory of computing.

Computing will include both digital and physical computing, where physical computing includes analog, quantum, and neuromorphic computing.

As part of our 1.5 hour discussion session, we advise reading the following discussions:

We will use these slides to prime our discussion

Additional Fundamental Reference Papers on Computing are Listed Below

  • Richard P. Feynman, "Plenty of Room at the Bottom," Transcript ofa talk presented to the American physical Society, Pasadena, CA, December, 1959. pdf
  • Gordon E. Moore, "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits," Electronics, Vol. 38, no. 8, 1965. pdf
  • B. Hoeneisen and C. A. Mead, "Fundamental Limitations in Microelectronics -- I. MOS Technology," Solid State Electronics, vol. 15, no. 7, 1972, pp. 819-829. pdf
  • Carver Mead, "Neuromorphic electronic systems," Proceedings of IEEE,vol. 78, 1990, pp. 1629-1636. pdf
  • Ray Kurzweil, "Do not fear artificial intelligence," Time, December 30, 2014. pdf
  • Jeff Hawkins, On Intelligence. pdf
  • Rachel Courtland, "Q&A: Carver Mead," IEEE Spectrum, April 15, 2015. pdf
  • "Finding a roadmap to achieve large neuromorphic hardware systems," Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 7, no. 118, 2013, pp. 1-29. pdf
  • "Opportunities in Physical Computing driven by Analog Realization," IEEE ICRC, San Diego, 2016. pdf

Some interesting videos on Youtube related to this topic

  • Richard Feynmann doing an updated lecture in 1984 of his 1959 lecture, "Plenty of Room at the Bottom," ( Utube )
  • Carver Mead and Gordon Moore, 40th Anniversary of Moore's law, Computer History Muesum, 2006 ( Utube ). Additional C. Mead Videos