Computers have greatly changed people’s lives. It has made it simpler, easier and more convenient. Nevertheless, there is still much limit to what it can do.
The Limitation of Today’s Computers
As stated by John Wagner, “Today’s computers are wonderful at bookkeeping and solving scientific problems often described by partial differential equations, but they’re horrible at just using common sense, seeing new patterns, dealing with ambiguity and making smart decisions.”
Due to this, inventors have dreamed of duplicating the human brain as it:
- Never stops learning
- Operates on a 20 W light bulb power
- Able to perform for a hundred years
Unfortunately, it has a long way to go before it even comes equal to what the brain can function.
Computers, as impressive as it may be, follow a very simple logical operation such as the use of ‘AND’ and ‘XOR. These are stringed together to perform other complicated functions. Sadly, the laws of quantum mechanics places limits on its speed and reliability – most of which tied to the required energy needed to execute a command.
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that there is a fundamental limit to what quantum particles can perform; however, understanding how these works is a bit tricky as shown in this figure:
Memory and Entropy
One of the major problems of computer users is the limited memory their computers deliver. Add to these the unwanted bloatware and unnecessary files left stored in your hard drive.
According to Seth Lloyd,
“The amount of information that a physical system can store and process is related to the number of distinct physical states that are accessible to the system. A collection of m> two-state systems has 2m accessible states and can register m bits of information. In general, a system with N accessible states can register log 2N bits of information. But it has been known for more than a century that the number of accessible states of a physical system, W, is related to its thermodynamic entropy by the formula S = kb ln W , where kb is Boltzmann’s constant [and S is the entropy].”
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The Amazing Brain – the Ultimate Computer
The brain is hailed as the ultimate computer and no computer has ever managed to perform at the rate it does. With these as a premise, the Sandia National Laboratories now pursues a study that goes beyond entropy and physics. They are now drawing inspirations from man’s very own brain neurons.
“Modern computers are largely calculating machines with a central processing unit and memory that stores both a program and data. They take a command from the program and data from the memory to execute the command, one step at a time, no matter how fast they run. Parallel and multicore computers can do more than one thing at a time but still use the same basic approach and remain very far removed from the way the brain routinely handles multiple problems concurrently.”
Business computers, personal laptops and regular PCs may not need a brain like that of humans, but ensuring its memory capability is utilized to the maximum is a must.