bk15dcx t1_jdkjvrh wrote

In addition to Moore’s seminal role in founding two of the world’s pioneering technology companies, he famously forecast in 1965 that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year – a prediction that came to be known as Moore’s Law.

“All I was trying to do was get that message across, that by putting more and more stuff on a chip we were going to make all electronics cheaper,” Moore said in a 2008 interview.


bk15dcx t1_jaki9tx wrote

Are entire populations going to upload their consciousness to the cloud? Because until that's possible, wherever their feet are firmly planted on the ground is where their State is, regardless of what online networks they decide to be active with.


bk15dcx t1_j4nzsw2 wrote

There's more to it than that.

Typically we have up to 22 colors (lines) in the assembly paint shop.

10-12 of those are standard, then we have limited and municipal.

We can only maintain so many colors/lines due to space and production capacity. The amount of time and money spent on selecting even a basic shade of white is mind boggling.

Also, with too many colors, mistakes in production can be made. I could go on but anytime I talk about vehicle assembly on reddit, people get all experty even though they've never set foot in an assembly plant.

In short, there are dozens of reasons you have 8-12 colors to choose from.

From marketing studies, line restrictions, supplier constraints, cost controls, to formulation, maintenance, vat space, and design selection.