Intel CTO predicts physical computers will eventually disappear into walls, cars and homes in Intel’s next 40 years

I had a chance to chat with Justin Rattner, Intel CTO, as he reflected on Intel’s first 40 years and looked ahead to the next 40 years. He says instead of technology being an evolution over time, big revolutionary changes tend to happen in rapid “giant leaps”. He thinks the next major leap will be in the human interface with technology, with potential future breakthroughs in processing that would have the physical boxes of computers disappear into the fabric of our daily lives. Watch this video to hear Justin describe it himself:

2 Responses to Intel CTO predicts physical computers will eventually disappear into walls, cars and homes in Intel’s next 40 years

  1. Sharon Greenfield says:

    Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
    I’m not sure I have much of a response at the moment, as I am completely bowled over by the forward thinking that Mr. Rattner has expounded upon, but I will state that I am completely thrilled that Intel as a company has this gentleman for a CTO.
    My second (lighthearted) thought is that, as the science fiction of yesteryear (Arthur C. Clarke, et. al.) begins to become reality, we are going to need new Sci Fi writers to continue the tradition of pushing our imaginative sociological and technological boundaries. Hah! :)
    But really truly, again I am thoroughly amazed and excited about the human-computer integration that Intel see our future holding.

  2. Jordan Fisher says:

    I’m amazed and dumbfounded. On the one hand it’s very cool that the CTO of Intel gives cred to Kurzweil. On the other hand Kurzweil’s predictions are based strongly on Moore’s law, and its companies like Intel that are driving that law. This is the guy making things happen, and Kurzweil should be looking to him, not the other way around.
    Very cool nonetheless.