Physicists Receive $1.85 Million Grant to Reinvent Electronic Computing

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I can throw away my abacus now.

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Mortal_M

I like the idea, way too many stuff today is still based on such old technology and you see everyone trying to nerf the same stuff and not too many looking for a different alternative.

The Blu-ray disc for instance, it's the same old system of a circle shaped object spining and a neddle reading the data. (it's just an example, don't kill me :P)

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jedisamurai

The government spends more money on holiday celebrations than on that. Heck that wouldn't pay NASA's water bill. The military spends more on one mission. And Google spends more than that on a single advertisement.

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thetechchild

It's also more than 80% of what the average US citizen makes in a lifetime in a single shot, if I remember correctly.

It's true that they're not getting much, but it's definitely a start. If the research turns out to have interesting results, then they'll probably get much more (or perhaps be able to find a private sector sponsor).

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don2041

The patent trolls are circling overhead

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bpstone

$1.85 million is not a lot of money. At least it is a step in the right direction.

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LatiosXT

It's typical of the government to give this amount in grants to technology that's in the R&D phase. They don't really care if it makes a breakthrough or not in the near future. But when the time comes that it finally does make a breakthrough, the government can't say they weren't funding it.

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