Bringing persistent memory to PCs might introduce at least one problem.
"A lot of people, in order to recover from system crashes and problems, will restart their computers. Well, it's usually something bugged up in the memory, so if my memory stays even when I turn it off, then I have to find new ways of doing that," said Coughlin.
As a result, computer makers might be forced to make more reliable systems, he said.
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