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Here is the guy who told PC Magazine about the [Antimatter ring reported on in their recent story]

By 2020, the word “computer” will have vanished from the English language, physicist Michio Kaku predicts. Every 18 months, computer power doubles, he notes, so in eight years, a microchip will cost only a penny. Instead of one chip inside a desktop, we’ll have millions of chips in all our possessions: furniture, cars, appliances, clothes. Chips will become so ubiquitous that “we won’t say the word ‘computer,’” prophesies Mr. Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York. “We’ll simply turn things on.”

Mr. Kaku, who is 65, enjoys making predictions. In his latest book, “Physics of the Future,” which Anchor released in paperback in February, he predicts driverless cars by 2020 and synthetic organs by 2030.
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This is incorrect reasoning...

"Every 18 months, computer power doubles, he notes, so in eight years, a microchip will cost only a penny. "

The first part is correct, but just because the power doubles doesn't mean the price will decrease. The 'price points' for computers over the last 10 years have remains stable... baseline PC £300-350; mid range £600-700; High power gaming £900-1200 ... its just that you can 'do more' with the baseline now than you could with the gaming PC 10 years ago.

Using the logic in the OP, then I should be able to buy a PC with 40GB HDD, 128k RAM for next to nothing... in reality I just cannot get them (new).

However, I do agree with the sentiment of the post - as we all have about 4 'chips' in our wallets already - and RFID technology is essentially a 'throw away' culture.
 
haha - he uses bad math! due to his faulty reasoning?
I wonder how he could forget the basics of Algebra?
 
I have seen this guy many times on TV. He is just a sensationalist. Anyway, any layman can ( & do) make this predictions
 
check my other post I found where he[dingbat] got his info from
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