So, it appears that Moore's Law is slowing down. If you look at supply and demand chains, we're maxed out on demand. If every human in the world gets a new processor each year, there's only so many processors intel can make.
However, by making more processors, perhaps we can kickstart the same exponential equation yet again. With tiny processors, we now have room to use more of them together. What if my tablet computer had 10 processors in it? those processors certainly would not take up much space... Yes they might take some extra battery. But, not much in comparison to 1 or 2 years ago. Look a the new Intel Core M Processor as an example. It's tiny and takes up a tiny amount of battery. You can fit a bunch of those inside a 2 in 1 laptop or even a smart phone.
If I had a smartphone with 10 Intel Core M Processors in it, i could run 100 windows at once, and spread them to multiple displays, and run 10 televisions and 10 peoples bluetooth audio, and so much more. With today's technology, All of that can be processed from within my pocket... Assuming these phones were actually being made.
Next up is Stem Cell Computing.
Basically, it's a way of managing what tasks are getting done. and seperating your processor into sections that each do a specific thing. For instance, if you have 100 processing blocks inside the processor, perhaps your video game is taking up the 20 blocks. The internet browser is taking up 1 block. Your Onlive Virtual Desktop only takes up 1 block because the processing is happening in Onlives servers, not yours. 8 blocks are being taken up by your personal desktop which is always on and ready to go. Photoshop has 5 blocks, Illustrator has 2 blocks, etc. The remaining 63 blocks are available. Now, If i add another processor, i have 200 blocks total with 163 not being used at the moment.
This video does a great job of explaining how processing can be managed into blocks of space on your processor.