August 26, 2003
Til Death Do Us Part
As processor speed in computers increase, silicon chips will become more and more obsolete because they'll melt under the increasing heat. So various scientists around the world are working on chips made of studier substances.
In fact, according to this Wired article, there are at least two American companies that have successfully grown synthetic 3 carat yellow diamonds in a lab for $100 a pop or less.
And the people at DeBeers are not happy. Not happy at all.
Favorite quote from the son of one of these diamond farmers: "my father's research was a good way to get a bullet in the head".