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People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines … There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. Bill Gates
Transistors were to become the building blocks of ... computers ... The silicon revolution gathered pace. Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials, BBC 2012
The silicon chip – a device that promised a brave new world. ibid.
Japan was at the forefront of the silicon gold-rush. ibid.
There is a physical limit to how small silicon resisters can be made. ibid.
Silicon is the standard-bearer of the semi-conductors. Nova: Hunting the Elements II, PBS 2012
But what if life exists based on other elements? For instance, silicon. Star Trek s1e25: The Devil in the Dark, Spock to Kirk & McCoy