Not sure that is the right way to look at it. Everybody benefited as a result of the self-imposed Moore's law. We need to be more creative and if there is a bottleneck, capitalism and free trade will ensure self-correction takes place.
If "how much we can learn in the [shorter] time we have" is a major problem why the industry just slows down...there are fewer players and life is exteremely difficult technically at these small features so just more of your time...works in other industries...Kris
For years everyone focused on how to make processor technology smaller, how to increase density and doubtless that will continue to be a major area of focus. Still though, it's interesting how the industry backed itself into a bit of a corner here. Now an Organization of Semiconductor Exporting Countries seems like it might be beneficial in a way--even if the idea is inherently tongue-in-cheek...
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