Many other types of technology have seen exponential growth rates beyond the ones discussed above. A couple of exceptionally promising examples are: Butters’ Law of Photonics and Rose’s Law. Butters’ Law says the amount of data one can transmit using optical fiber is doubling every nine months, which you can convert and say that the cost of transmission by optical fiber is halving every nine months. Rose’s Law describes the exponential growth of the number of qubits of quantum computers. If this growth rate should remain constant, it leads to some mind-bending opportunities. 12
ASIS has launched a new member council that actively keeps an eye on emerging technologies, called the Security Applied Sciences Council (SASC). The SASC will be monitoring security technology developments and actively engaging with security professionals who are end-users, engineers, vendors, testers, and subject matter experts in the field of security technology applied sciences. The Physical Security Council (PSC) offers workshops on several security technology topics, and other business sector councils offer workshops specific to security for banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and other facilities. The PSC’s website has some excellent downloadable resources.
Writing was invented in Mesopotamia, using the cuneiform script. Many records on clay tablets and stone inscriptions have survived. These civilizations were early adopters of bronze technologies which they used for tools, weapons and monumental statuary. By 1200 BC they could cast objects 5 m long in a single piece. The Assyrian King Sennacherib (704-681 BC) claims to have invented automatic sluices and to have been the first to use water screws, of up to 30 tons weight, which were cast using two-part clay molds rather than by the 'lost wax' process.  The Jerwan Aqueduct (c. 688 BC) is made with stone arches and lined with waterproof concrete.