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The Future of Computing


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Computing Meets the Physical World

    Rapid changes in computing will continue for the foreseeable future. The field of computing has always changed rapidly, and it is still doing so. The changes are driven, more than anything else, by Moore’s law. Many people think the pace of change is slowing, or even that because ... Read More

    Author: Butler Lampson

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Future of Computing (editorial)

    As many of you know, my field is computers. I wrote my first computer program in 1960 for the Illiac I - a one-of-a-kind computer built at the University of Illinois in the 1950s. I sent my first transcontinental email in about 1972, and by the mid-1970s I was involved in an active, ... Read More

    Author: Wm. A. Wulf

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Flying with Animals Part One

    Linking Artificial Information-Processing Machines and Living Information-Processing Machines Neurobiologists want to understand how neurons control animal behavior. A key goal of neurobiology is understanding how neurons control behavior. Neurobiologists probe and examine the ... Read More

    Author: Chris Diorio

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Entering the Brain: New Tools for Precision Surgery

    Noninvasive technology allows surgeons to see beneath the surface of the brain. Standard approaches to removing a brain tumor today are not necessarily refined. Suppose you have the misfortune of having a brain tumor near the motor cortex. You'd like the surgeon to remove it without ... Read More

    Author: Eric Grimson

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Autonomous Robot Soccer Teams

    Soccer-playing robots could lead to completely autonomous intelligent machines. The idea of autonomous robot soccer teams invariably inspires images and expectations that, ironically, remove us somewhat from the real concept they embody. Indeed, the underlying research goes well beyond ... Read More

    Author: Manuela Veloso

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Flying with Animals Part Two

    Interfacing Computer Electronics with Biology Flight control in the hawkmoth is being analyzed by reverse engineering. Animal movement emerges from the complex interplay of aerodynamic forces, nonlinear muscle forces, a massive flow of sensory information, and enigmatic information ... Read More

    Author: Thomas Daniel

    The Future of Computing

    Release date: Spring 2003

    Volume: 33

    Number: 1