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Intel's Vision: 2.5 Billion People Online By 2015

At Web 2.0 Summit 2011, Intel Data Center Group vice president and general manager Kirk Skaugen explained Intel's vision of adding a billion more people to the Internet -- many of them through embedded devices -- by the year 2015. Skaugen claims the current number of Internet users to be approximately 1.5 billion people.

At Web 2.0 Summit 2011, Intel Data Center Group vice president and general manager Kirk Skaugen explained Intel's vision of adding a billion more people to the Internet -- many of them through embedded devices -- by the year 2015. Skaugen claims the current number of Internet users to be approximately 1.5 billion people.

Skaugen was a fountain of other statistics. For example, he talked about how the average car will soon have 300 microprocessors supporting more than 50 million lines of code and how more data was transmitted across the Internet in 2010 than in the entire history of the Internet up to 2010.

On the supercomputing front (in terms of crunching big data), Skaugen claimed that Moore's Law is still in effect. To date, said Skaugen, Intel has multiplied computing power by a factor of 550x while decreasing cost by a factor of 500x.

See below for the complete video of Skaugen's performance on the Web 2 Summit 2011 mainstage.

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