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Also note that modern computers, memories, and logic
chips are based on using switches to charge up capacitors.
Cutting down on energy requirements (including cooling
requirements) is always desirable, so there is interest
in "reversible computing" aka "adiabatic computing".
This provides yet another example showing the value of
/interdisciplinary/ work. If you're going to invent
adiabatic computing, you need to know a fair bit about
the application area (chip design), and also a fair bit
of fundamental physics.