Where to begin? I guess we should start with Moore’s Law. In 1965, Gordon E. Moore said that every couple of years, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles. Simply put: processing power doubles every two years. He thought the trend would last for about ten years but it’s been spot on for a half century at about 18 months. We’ve reached the point in his theory where technological advances in processing power are starting to shock us all.
Coming soon: Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Windows phone featuring the Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor. It has a 41 Megapixel digital camera. It will be sold in the US in a couple of weeks. 41 Megapixels. Did your head explode? When my coworkers and I found out about this Nokia phone we all had our simultaneous excited nerd moment. We began firing off questions: “How?” “Why don’t cameras with real lenses (DSLR) have this potential?” “Will the files be gargantuan and fill the phone up?’ and on and on we ranted. 41 Megapixels…INSANE!!!