Computer Tech When Most Technology Term Paper

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Some nanorobots are being designed as "spray-on computers the size of a grain of sand." Edinburgh University has been working on nanorobots that can be sprayed onto patients as monitoring devices. They may be released for medical use in four years.

Quantum computers, based on principles like quantum entanglement and superposition, use the properties of particles. Quantum bits, called qubits, can process information faster than any existing computer technologies. A quantum computer can process many equations simultaneously. In a smaller space, using less energy, a quantum computer becomes more powerful than any commercial PC. In fact, Hertzog implies that quantum computers will mainly be used in fields demanding rapid data processing like the sciences or in cryptography.

Finally, one of the most promising future developments will be in the realm of artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence implies computers that can think critically and creatively, like human beings. The potential for artificial intelligence systems ranges from games and entertainment to robotics. Hertzog concludes with some of the possible applications of nanocomputing, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence. One possible future includes increased embedding of computer technologies into ordinary products like clothing. Already consumers can take advantage of pervasive computing like "smart" technologies used in some cars and kitchen appliances. Hertzog's article comprehensively summarizes the most exciting technological developments but the article lacks depth and could use more examples of nanocomputer and quantum computer applications.


Hertzog, C. (2006). The future of computer technology. Tech Tips. Retrieved April 17, 2007 at

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Hertzog, C. (2006). The future of computer technology. Tech Tips. Retrieved April 17, 2007 at

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