The idea that computing power would double once every 18 months -- a prediction that has held true for more than 40 years -- may soon be obsolete, according to a City College of New York physicist who predicts the next 10 years will witness the demise of "Moore's Law." Michio Kaku says that while new 22-nanometer Intel CPUs may show that Moore's Law -- which was conceived in 1965 by the company's future founder -- remains intact, once chips reach 5 nanometers, intense heat and electron leakage from the devices will make it difficult for chip developers to improve performance.

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