In 1965 Gordon Moore, Co-Founder of Intel, made a prediction, he thought at the time would last 10 years. In reality his prediction has continue to ring true for last 50 years and is still going. Moore’s Law predicts the number of transistors that can fit on a silicon chip will double every two years as technology advances.1
At the time Moore made his prediction, color television was just emerging in the United States and you had to actually walk to the TV to turn the channel. Most homes had telephone service with a party line that was shared by multiple service subscribers. Personal computers would not become common for another 15-20 years.
Today, technology offers the availability of smart phones, smart televisions, smart cars, smart houses, smart watches, activity trackers, and gesture controlled armbands to name a few.
Wearable tech has the ability to track our every movement, from how many steps we take each day, to the number of calories we consume and how well we sleep at night. Some even track medical conditions, such as glucose levels in diabetics. Many products are offering fashionable designs and integrations into different systems. They are becoming more sophisticated, connecting to social media accounts, making us more in tune with our own data.
Smart toothbrushes are available on the market that track your brushing habits. The real-time feedback is sent to a phone app via Bluetooth to report how well you have brushed, if you consistently miss any areas and the length of time you brush each day. Thus alerting you to any changes that should be made to give you superior results.
These were just a couple examples, it is exciting to think about what the next 10 or 20 years will bring as Moore’s Law continues and technology doubling every two years. PSA is committed to continue to keep up to date with the every changing technology to bring quality solutions to our customers.