mission rates approaching 1 GB/s will be required. Distributed computing and extensive use of microprocessors will form the basis of both triggering and data analysis systems. Enhanced pattern recognition techniques and software algorithms will be required to sort out signatures in detectors recording tens of simultaneous events with hundreds of tracks each. What applications, if any, these developments will find in other fields is impossible to predict, but based on history it is safe to say that many will find application in areas beyond experimental particle physics.

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