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The 4 Generations of Computers
Colossus: The World's First Electronic Computer
Elliott 803: Second Generation
Integrated Circuits: Third Generation
What will the 5th Generation of Computers be Like?
In fifth-generation computers, the program instructions will be divided among multiple processors of the computers, so that each processor will have fewer tasks to perform, and thus, the program will run in less time. Although the parallel processing system has been applied to some fourth-generation computers, they cannot be called fifth-generation computers because they do not run full artificial intelligence operations.
Speech recognition is one of the most important features of fifth-generation computers. Although this technology has been used in some computers since the 1990s, it is limited in its applications and does not support the system completely. In addition to that, speech recognition is recognized as just an added feature, although manual input is the main method of operating the computers. Fifth-generation computers are yet to come with fully supported speech recognition features.
With an aim to minimize human effort and maximize computer application, pattern recognition systems will be an integral part of fifth-generation computers. This technology will help in tracking similar patterns in computing habits by using the information gathered to save you time and effort.
Understanding of Natural Human Language
There is a multitude of computer programming languages, including A+, C++, BASIC, FoxPro, Java and Cobol, that are used for carrying out tasks on computers. However, none have the ability to understand the natural human language. Scientists aim at creating fifth-generation computers that will be able to understand languages used by humans, so that time and effort will be saved to a large extent.
Advancements in Semiconductor Technology
Chips have been built that consist of millions of components, and semiconductor memory has become standardized on all computers manufactured now. But advancements are yet to be made in this field, and then, speed of information traffic will be enhanced significantly.
Imput of Computers
Input Device Defined
An input device for a computer allows you to enter information. The most fundamental pieces of information are keystrokes on a keyboard and clicks with a mouse. These two input devices are essential for you to interact with your computer. Many other input devices exist for entering other types of information, such as images, audio and video.
Output of Computers
A Hard Drive
A hard disk drive (sometimes abbreviated as Hard drive, HD, or HDD) is a data storage device. The hard disk was first introduced on September 13, 1956 and consists of one or more platters inside of an air-sealed casing. Internal hard disks reside in a drive bay and connect to the motherboard using an ATA, SCSI, or SATA cable, and are powered by a connection to the PSU (power supply unit). Below is a picture of what the inside of a hard drive looks like for a desktop and laptop hard drive.
If you've ever taken the case off of a computer, you've seen the one piece of equipment that ties everything together -- the motherboard. A motherboard allows all the parts of your computer to receive power and communicate with one another.
Motherboards have come a long way in the last twenty years. The first motherboards held very few actual components. The first IBM PC motherboard had only a processor and card slots. Users plugged components like floppy drive controllers and memory into the slots.
Today, motherboards typically boast a wide variety of built-in features, and they directly affect a computer's capabilities and potential for upgrades.