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> The amount of bandwidth that needs to be delivered to Google’s servers is outpacing Moore’s Law.

Which means, roughly, that compute and storage continue to track with Moore's Law but bandwidth doesn't. I keep wondering if this isn't some sort of universal limitation on this reality that will force high decentralization.




> I keep wondering if this isn't some sort of universal limitation on this reality that will force high decentralization.

To be fair, bandwidth has a high cap. Not all problems will need to be decentralized.


> Not all problems will need to be decentralized.

Our use of bandwidth is growing without bounds. That means most problems will need to be decentralized, which is akin to saying we're going to need to decentralize. :)


Well, I have full faith humans can adapt. We just haven't needed to, yet, except with e.g. slower memory latency reduction vs cpu speedup.




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