I started at zero:
And made it 55% through basic HTML and CSS
All of these websites are opportunities for personal growth along side the growth of technology and the web. Technology grows at an exponential rate and things that take us minutes took hours, days, months or even years 100 years ago. Even computers today are thinking, behaving, and solving problems on a level most would be afraid of 25 years ago, but today we embrace it into our everyday lives.
Let’s get nerdy.
Moore’s Law states that after two years, the number of transistors that can be placed onto a semiconductor chip doubles. The application behind all of the technical and physics terminology is of course that after two years, technology doubles and the latter developments become irrelevant. By far the prevailing computing has been done through electrical because it is the fastest, most predictable computing power we know. But who is to say that in 10, 20, 30 years from now, it will be relevant? It may not be, and this brings me to two potential candidates: chemical and wetware computing.
Chemical computing is an unconventional method based on chemical reactions. Semi-solid chemicals are used as data determined by differing chemical makeups. The advantage of chemical computing is that these reactions occur naturally and therefore require very little power requirements. For this reason, chemical computing could be very useful in resource scarce third world countries where energy is not consistent or reliable. The down side to this of course is it that time is limited because chemical computation takes longer than electrical.
Wetware computation on the other hand, is made of an organic computer that is made of leech neurons. This type of computer has the ability to do simple arithmetic computations, but tends to be unpredictable which is a major problem, unless it can be turned into an asset. For example one possibility is encryption. A more practical application could be the potential for authentication through handwriting recognition.
Both wetware and chemical computation have potentials and weaknesses. The brain makes chemical computations and wetware is basically a brain, so you can imagine the potential there, but as you may know, scientists know almost nothing about the brain. Kind of a catch-22. Seems as though there is great opportunity, but more progress must be made. Every great endeavor begins with a little turmoil, failure and a healthy dose of trial and error. Keep that in mind when you are tackling those programming languages too!