IBM slows light!??
Yes, you read correctly. IBM has developed a technology to actually slow down light. In my opinion, that’s not very far from time travel, invisibility powers, and performing miracles on lepers. Slow down light. You couldn’t pay me enough money to develop some kind of technology like that. The chip, called a photonic silicon waveguide, is a piece of silicon dotted with arrays of tiny holes. Ohhhh NOW I get it! Anyways, it’s kind of hard to wrap your head around what exactly this is for but the simplest explaination is that it will allow computer systems to run at the same speed they do now but using a fraction of the energy. I’m no photon scientist but that sounds pretty cool. Slow down light. Ha. It’s one of those things that just sounds completely made up. But alas, ‘tis true. You know, this is one of those things that - whoever actually developed or invented this - has some SERIOUS bragging rights. Like, “Hey Bob how was work?” “Not bad, we got a potential new client and a jeans day on Friday.” “That’s cool. I slowed down light.”