Whether we like it or not, the world will have to discover a new way of computing before 2040.
Or else, we will have to do away with computers.
This warning was issued by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corporation in a 2015 report based on The Rebooting the IT Revolution Workshop held in Washington DC.
The report made world headlines and, although some skeptics disagreed with it, there were those who felt more motivated to advance computing technology to make it more energy-efficient and highly-dynamic.
According to the report, which used the Landauer limit, "computing will not be sustainable by 2040, when the energy required for computing will exceed the estimated world's energy production. "