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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Uncertain Future of Moore’s Law

We may soon enter an exciting era of technological unpredictability. The accustomed rate of improvement of microchips is coming into question as manufacturers approach a fundamental constraint: the size of a silicon atom.

CTO Rumors

Government Technology indicates that two major media outlets, The New York Times and the BBC, are reporting that President-elect Obama will announce his pick for White House Chief Technology Officer this week. Among the speculative short listers is Science Progress adviser Vint Cerf.