Computers: a survey of trends and limitations.

Research paper by J S JS Birnbaum

Indexed on: 12 Feb '82Published on: 12 Feb '82Published in: Science


Enormous progress in electronic technology is accelerating the use of computers in everyday life. In this article trends in hardware, input-output technology, computer architecture, software, communications, and artificial intelligence are examined and complexity is identified as a limitation to further progress. Promising directions of research, which may extend the range of computer applications, are discussed.