Brain-Like Memristors Could Revolutionize Memory Chips at the Atomic Level

The brainiacs at H.P. think they’ve discovered a way to replace transistors with technology that will shrink chips to the atomic scale. Emphasis on “brain.”They’re even throwing around impressive hyperbole, saying, as electrical engineer Dr. Leon O. Chua did, that “we have the right stuff now to build real brains.” Bwah? Real brains?Sort of. The “stuff” is called a memristor, and truth be told Dr. Chua actually conceived the idea way back in the Digital Dark Age known as 1971 seriously, there was no Facebook. It was only in 2008, however, that an H.P. lab at UC Berkeley was able to implement the technology and compare the result to how a human brain operates. Turns out they’re similar, Dr. Chua said, with our organic synapses and gray matter behaving very much like his artificial memristors.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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