Computing At The Speed Of Light: What Is Optical Computing?

April 05, 2018 4:00 PM

About This Video

This video was uploaded to the YouTube channel Singularity Prosperity in April 2018.

This video is the eighth in a multi-part series discussing computing and the first discussing non-classical computing. In this video, we’ll be discussing what optical computing is and the impact it will have on the field of computing.

[0:27-6:03] Starting off we'll discuss, what optical computing/photonic computing is. More specifically, how this paradigm shift is different from typical classical (electron-based computers) and the benefits it will bring to computational performance and efficiency!

[6:03-10:25] Following that we'll look at, current optical computing initiatives including: optical co-processors, optical RAM, optoelectronic devices, silicon photonics and more!

About Singularity Prosperity

The Singularity Prosperity is a YouTube channel for those who want to know more about the innovations being made across the world, understand the impact certain technologies will have on society, utilise technology as a tool to better their lives and work together towards building a post-scarcity society.

The world has been changing at an accelerating rate since the industrial revolution, and this rate of change is only bound to increase as various technologies begin to converge with their own respective exponential trends. These technologies include quantum computing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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