On the Son of Moore’s Law

Another reflection on an essay from The Devil’s Chaplain.

The Son of Moore's Law - Graph

If Dawkins’ extrapolation of Moore’s Law and it’s application to the speed at which we can read and process genetic information by 2050 is combined with parallel advances in other fields of technology like drones and self powered vehicles alongside the 3D mapping of forests already offered by technologies like Lidar plus GPS and mobile Internet, and some wonders yet to be invented, it seems very likely to me that by 2050 we should be able to release a swarm of mini bots (something resembling bugs I reckon) into our impenetrable jungles to create a species by species map of every single living tree.

It would be a fascinating data set to analyse, so long as we haven’t cut down all the trees by then.