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Is Moore's Law outdated?

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Author's Note

To me, the most fascinating aspect of Moore's Law is its effect on the microprocessor industry. It's a goal everyone wants to meet. It inspires engineers to try new approaches and materials rather than risk falling behind. Ultimately, this observation guided the industry and paved the way for the PC and post-PC eras.

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