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Predicting the future of technology

by Critical Commons Manager

The character of Professor Frink on The Simpsons is known primarily for failed and poorly conceived experiments such as his death ray and sarcasm detector. In this flashback to the 1970s, Frink demonstrates a version of his supercomputer, the Frinkiac 7. In formulating his prediction of the future of computing, Frink inverts the usual formula of processing power, size and cost to conclude that, while processing power would merely double, the size and cost of the machines themselves would increase exponentially to the point where they were affordable only by the richest kings of Europe.

Frinkiac 7 and computers of the future

Professor John Frink predicts the future of computing

from The Simpsons S07E23 (1996)
Creator: Matt Groening
Distributor: Fox
Posted by Critical Commons Manager