Intel’s just-announced Edison computer—the one the size of an SD card—illustrates the corollary to Moore’s Law. If you can jam more and more circuits on a piece of silicon, you can also make computers that are smaller and smaller. And this heralds a whole new way of thinking about computing, clouds and connectivity.
Intel, to its credit, mainly envisions the new Edison computer as a vehicle for building wearable computing devices. That’s correct. It is the perfect size and shape for a new generation of wearables that will come with powerful computing capabilities onboard.