Wednesday, March 16, 2011

i wish sandy made me a bridge

Back when I was in primary school, I remember the first computer I owned was a Pentium 2. It ran at 266mhz with 32 mb of SD ram, on board graphics and a staggering 64gb of storage. Not to forget a blistering 15inch CRT monitor that was as bulky as the tower. And that piece of machinery cost around 3000. I know, how much it sucks. It sucks hard. Really hard. So hard I dont wanna feel it.
Now days shit is just crazy. One core wasnt enough so they made 2, but two wasnt enough so they made 4. Oh yeah you cant get any better than that. OH WAIT ! you can, thanks to hyper threading you can get yourself 8 cores so yoou can multitask as good as a chick can.
Technology evolves at a rate you couldnt keep up, even if you were usain bolt in the race against evolution, you could never keep up. On one hand this is pretty cool, by 2040 who knows we could be floating and levitating to places thanks to jet packs in our sneakers.
This also sucks though cos when you think you bought the latest tech, next month something even more bad ass will pwn you. Take the intel i5, i7 series. Hyperthreading was badass, creating 8 cores from 4 that shits pretty crazy and you would think you cant get any better. BUT wait 2nd gen i7 cpus now have sandy bridge architect which now incorporates the cpu and gpu into one silicon. this makes shit even faster. and intel have also announced by next year they will have a 3rd gen version that will incorporate ivy bridge which i cant remember exactly what it does but will boost performance overall.
Another crazy piece of tech that just came out is nvidia's tegra 2. which is a dual core processor aimed for smartphones and tablets. its miniature size and low power consumption is a win for both classes. Tegra 2 has just recently been released through motorola with their Atrix phone and Xoom tablet. Although nvidia has already started speculating about tegra 3 which will be a quad core processor that will hit shelves in a years time.
I remember when i had my nokia 3210, that shit was bad arse mono colored lcd that was thick and chunky just like other parts of me. and now, we have dual core phones with specs close to a netbook.

its safe to say, who knows where we will be at within the next couple of decades.
we might even have personally own jetpacks with our names on it.