The simple material we call Silicon has literally revolutionized human civilization to this point. Testifying to its greatness is more than 70 years’ worth of steady progress in electronic computing: from the first primitive desktop calculators to that pocket-size supercomputer we call a smartphone. If you formulate silicon just right, and shape it into a transistor, it can be both a conductor and an insulator, depending on the charge you run through it. If it wasn’t for this unique property, the entire digital revolution…everything from TikTok to Covid vaccines-- would be impossible. Silicon is plentiful. It makes up 28 percent of the earth's crust. But silicon is showing its age when it comes to technological advance. Some say the reliable doubling of the computational power of microchips every two years, known as Moore’s Law, is dead. Today, we'll examine the materials being developed to keep Moore's alive and the capabilities may shock you. Then Medicare and health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us. A fascinating show for you, so don't miss it...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!!