November 16, 2010

The Future of Computers

Over the last few years it has been exiting to see how computers have changed, and how they have changed the world. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous, almost every new computer has 2-4 cores, and software drives business throughout the world. How will things change over the next few years?

Computers will get faster
As we have started to see over the last little while, computers have started plateauing on overall speed and raw MHz. Instead computers have started getting multiple cores. I think this trend will continue, we will see 4 cores become standard and 8 eight cores become common.

Mobile devices will rule the world
Already many people are using mobile devices, but with smart phones becoming more popular and more functional, we will the web become even more important, and also more critical that it supports devices with smaller screens and different input methods like touch screens

Software Engineers will continue to be needed
Since software is already critical to the world, businesses will continue to need to buy software and hire programmers. This is good news for those of us that are in the industry, and even better news for those that are just getting started.

The future of computers looks pretty exciting. We will continue to see new technologies, and we will continue to see increases in speed. the only thing that is for certain, it that things will continue to change...

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