Computers are probably the most important innovations of our times. Technological advancements in computer development have led many people to think that processors are faster than human brains. Inquiries have been made into the subjects. Different researchers and institutions have tried to study the subject to establish facts on this subject, but no satisfactory answers have been drawn.
Background of the Study
World War II had catastrophic losses on many nations, but at the same time it attacked as the base from which modern technology has been build. Among the many technologies that emerged immediately after the war is computer technology. Actually computers, as computational and analytical tools have been in existence for a long time (Felt 214). But real computer revolution began after World War II. Military apparatus had complex structures that demanded smart data processing. The military embarked on the process of building a computer that would help analyze their complex arithmetic. That was the onset of the most important technological tool of our time.
During the war, computers were used to decipher codes of the axis forces. At its inception, the device was build to do humans work i.e. initially there was no vision of creating a processor that would surpass human intelligence (215). However, they ended up with a machine that could process several activities at a time and high speed. Even though computers do huge amount of tasks and calculations at the same time, they do not have the ability to think or analyze. Sometimes they make mistakes that normal persons would never make because they can only process information within a certain predetermined range. Computers’ output is the result of pre-set protocols and rules written in a special logical way to perform specific tasks. So, the computers do not consider the logic of the output. Unlike computers, human brains create logic and perform calculations instead of acknowledging pre-set commands....
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