The ever-increasing “electronic-life” which we lead, means that microprocessors not only control computers, but are also present in a vast array of other electronic devices such as:- mobile phones, televisions, video players, stereos, washing machines, cars, microwaves, cameras, digital wristwatches… the list is endless.
So whether you use computers directly or not, microprocessors will undoubtedly have a profound affect on your life.
This web-site is going to examine what the future holds for microprocessors and in particular their application in computing.
As background to this topic, the brief history of the computer will be considered:-
its highly mechanical beginnings of valves, relays and switches
to the silicon chip, commonplace in millions of computers throughout the world toda
the radical ideas of DNA processors and quantum computers.