Scientists have confirmed that ongoing successes in miniaturization of electronics have been given a boost by increased rates of obesity that only now are being accounted for.
Some recent technological breakthroughs in fact have been attributed entirely to weight gain in researchers over the duration of the research phase due to a combination of gorging on fast food and sugar laden cola drinks combined with inactivity. In the United States a team in California celebrating a 15% reduction of electronic component size for cell phones was dismayed to discover their results were a false positive due entirely to a 15% increase in the size of the hefty research scientists who were addicted to computer games and fast food during the project.
Alistair Cook of Birmingham University says Moore's Law which predicted that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit for a fixed component cost doubles every 18 months has now been updated to every 12 months to account for the alarming new trend.
"The desire and need for miniaturization may soon run its course as humans becoming more and more thick."
"Already we have reports that obese individuals cannot use their phones and Blackberries properly. We predict that within the next decade cell phones and other electronic devices will be required to become larger and larger again reversing progress made to date."