sexta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2016
COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE
Helllo, IT people, welcome to our blog!
For this week, we are discussing the evolutions and revolutions of technology in the modern world. As we all know, technology changes very fast everyday. And if we don´t update very often, suddenly we´re out of the market.
Read the text below, published in a book in 2000. Compare what they say about "computers of the future", by that time, and the computers of today. Write down what you know about present and future when it comes to COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY.
Feel free to talk to your friends and comment their ideas.
"COMPUTERS OF THE FUTURE
The technological revolution is producing an explosive change in computers´hardware and software. PCs are now coming in different shapes, sizes and prices: the desktop or classical computer (with separate monitor, keyboard, CPU and mouse) and portable designs such as the ultrafast notebooks, the ultrathin laptops and ultrathin palmtops. Also, the variety of software is infinite: there are programmes for education, entertainment, business, professions, and every field you can imagine. What about the future? The computers of the future will interact with us because they will recognize our voices, handwriting and faces. They will also understand our gestures. Also, they will predict situations and look for solutions. How? They will learn by trial and error and adjust their own programming. They will also learn by simulation: they will simulate weather conditions, environmental dangers,traffic jams, health risks and many other circumstances,
In less than ten years, PCs will include interactive television, telephone and video transmission. Scientists see a world with no limits to storage space, processing power and transmission capacity."
Book: Technology & the future. Tools Press. 2000.