silicon age

silicon age

This current period in time. The previous historical "age" periods were the stone age, bronze age and iron age. The silicon age is also called the "age of information."
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DARPA, which was founded in 1958, the same year Kilby introduced integrated circuits, supported many of the breakthroughs that enabled that evolutionary trek through the Silicon Age, including fundamental advances in semiconductor materials, massive-scale integration, and precision manufacturing.
Among the topics are the butterfly and the boiling point: reflections on the Arab Spring and after, concrete in paradise: some pictures of coastal California, Detroit Arcadia: exploring the post-American landscape, oil and water: the BP spill in the Gulf, the volcano erupts: Iceland in upheaval, the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: aftermaths in Japan, apologies to Mexico: the drug trade and the GNP (Gross National Pain), we're breaking up: non-communications in the silicon age, on the dirtiness of laundry and the strength of sisters: mysteries of Henry David Thoreau unsolved, and revolution of the snails: encounters with the Zapatistas.
He said: "In the silicon age we are being left behind.
In this translated collection of thought-provoking diary entries, short essays and columns published from 1977-2009, and organized by Einstein's motives to which a Dutch physicist adds another motive inspired by Darwin: the survival of science and life on Earth in the Silicon Age.
We lived in the Silicon Age, they will say, which followed the Age of Plastic in the 1970s.
Justifiably known as the "Father of the Silicon Age," Kilby is one of the few people whose inventions have changed the world.
It was a life-defining moment that won't win me any cool points but has prepared me for life in the silicon age, and that will hopefully help me prepare my daughter for life in a world radically different to the one I grew up in only 30 years ago.
Many have, however, supplemented the old round file, and the boilerplate response letter, with voice mail and Internet baskets that can filter unwanted contact into the digital round files and boilerplate email of our silicon age.
Eventually, society reached what Zhang calls the plastic age, and in the past 30 years, the silicon age.
The Silicon Age still has plenty of room left to run.
Consequently, in Nowhere to Run, the great soul-singers loom as tragic heroes, artists whose talents could not make the transition into the silicon age of disco and techno-funk.
The ioSAN combines ioMemory and Converged Enhanced Networking to bring the capabilities of a high-performance SAN into the silicon age, and down to a single component.