TED Conversations

Micheal Savage

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

A cheap efficient and super fast computer. With limitless information storage and processing speed.

Based on Haas's invention we could gut out all the wires inside a PC tower install a few LED light transmitters and receivers capable of processing huge amounts of data almost instantly. Finally the next piece of technology to look into would be the storing and reading data through a quarts crystal. Studies show that this crystal is capable of storing thousands of terabit's of information in a very small crystal. This would also be done through light or lasers passed through points within the crystal cells. The amount of energy needed to run a PC like this could be held in a rechargeable battery. This new way of designing a computer could cost as little as $80 to make with the power of a supper computer that currently would cost $4000 or more today, and take up less space to boot.

0
Share:
progress indicator
  • thumb
    Sep 19 2011: Qc's. quantum computers.
  • Sep 19 2011: I have an alternative idea, because I doubt what you propose as limitless memory and speed will happen due to the economy wanting to make money. Have a look at this computer. It's a Linux computer in the form of a USB for only 25-35$ and is coming out in November: http://www.raspberrypi.org/sample-page/
  • thumb
    Sep 14 2011: and for processing polarization of light could heave a few ones. More research on polarization might make it possible.. If we can receive optical pulse in fiber optic wire this can also help in lot ways..
  • thumb
    Sep 14 2011: Data can be stored in torch light. if u on it just how much u want and switch it off when not needed, It actually won't need a usb drive or hdd just a receiver processor and these could potentially replace the way we watch TV and other data transmissions..
  • thumb
    Sep 11 2011: I don't see how LED transmitters/receivers could process information faster than wires (very short ones)...
    Explain.
    • thumb
      Sep 11 2011: because a light wave can carry far more information than a simple electrical signal at one time.
      Wires also cause other potential hazards as well such as EMF. I couldn't tell you for certain what the problems may be but it could make the difference. I think the idea is worth trying because it can be made smaller and cheaper.
      • Sep 12 2011: After working with computers for over 20 years, I have learned that there is always a bottleneck.

        Lets say we use fiberless light transmission and ignore the countless issues with foreign contaminants (i.e. Dust), we would still need some form of reliable transistor.

        If we used regular electronic-based chips we would have to convert the light signal to an electronic signal and there is your bottleneck.

        I'm not familiar with "Haas's invention" so maybe that addresses many of the practical issues.