Fab13 Symposium

From Moore’s Law to Lass’ Law: The Next Fifty Years

Looking ahead to fifty years of doubling in digital fabrication performance and access.

In 1965 Gordon Moore extrapolated five data points to make one of the most famous graphs in history, forecasting that the doubling of the number of components in an integrated circuit would continue for a decade. He was off by a little bit; the trend actually continued for fifty years. Moore's Law, as this came to be known, has defined the digital revolutions in communications and computation. Since the first fab lab was opened in 2003 the number of those has been doubling for more than a decade, surpassing 1000 now. That exponential trend was first noticed by Sherry Lassiter, aka Lass. Since there's already more data to support what could be called Lass' Law than Gordon Moore originally had, the FAB13 Symposium will look ahead to fifty years of doubling in digital fabrication performance and access.The day is organized as four moderated conversations with global leaders looking at the underlying science and technology, the opportunities and threats they bring, their implications for feeding minds and bodies, and their impact on society. The overall goal will be to develop and share recommendations and roadmaps from each of these panels.


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Your ticket includes:

  • 2 coffee breaks daily, and lunch during the whole week of the event.
  • Entrance from Monday to Thursday to the FAB13 Conference in the UC Extension Center, where in the morning you will be able to attend the activities, talks, and conversations on relevant topics such as cities, decentralization, education of the future, new economies and sustainable future among other matters.
  • In the afternoon from Monday to Thursday, there will be workshops given by members of Fab Labs' worldwide network.
  • Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception.
  • Reception at Campus Lo Contador Wednesday, August 3, where all the attendees will be able to enjoy a typical Chilean barbecue.
  • Entry to the Symposium at the Teatro Corpartes where a series of conferences and world-class conversations will be held.
  • Fab13 ceremony and closing reception at Castillo Hidalgo on Friday 7:00 p.m.

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