The Intel 4004 Processor celebrates it’s 35th Birthday and Intel designs a hands-on 130x magnified processor. It also has a Java simulator. Visit the Intel unofficial website for this at http://www.4004.com.
Anyone with some basic knowledge in logic circuits and processor design will be able to easily identify all the parts in the schematic. But, 35 years from now, when Intel releases its Core Duo 2 architecture, will we humans be able to understand all the details without any means of technology mediated augmented understanding mechanisms?