An example of the fact that exponential growth cannot continue forever simply because of the laws of thermodynamics.
We are already starting to feel the effects of the end of Moore’s Law at the level of supercomputers and servers, but it will probably be a while until mobile devices will start to notice the slowdown since ARM hasn’t really been optimizing for performance given that battery life is a more important issue at that level.
Moore’s Law Is Dead. Now What? • 2016 May 13 • Tom Simonite • MIT Technology Review