The future of digital photography, when will processing supersede megapixels?

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The future of digital photography, when will processing supersede megapixels?
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I am a computer programmer.  Up until recently, photo editing application's image 'enhancement' as it pertains to detail were rudimentary, e.g. sharpening, haze removal etc.  Driven mainly by cell phone applications, the current trend for AI photo editing application's image enhancements are light years ahead and seem to beg the question, when will post processing applications become the dominant venue for ultimate image quality and when will the mega pixel sea cease rising?

Given physical lens resolution limitations, standard print sizes and viewing options, when will enough be enough in the mega pixel race?

My first digital camera in 2006 had 8M pixels.  My current top camera has 36M pixels.  Moores's law is kind of holding here.  Will the next crop of 60M plus sensors be the standard going forward?

Any educated opinions?

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