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Computer Industry One of the most influential industries to the economy. Constant state of change The market is unlimited The main distribution channel of computers is the Internet . The Future of PC Technology Amy Gentile Susie Warning Besty Buckham Kehinde Walker Rajnita Gupta

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Computer Industry

  • One of the most influential industries to the economy.

  • Constant state of change

  • The market is unlimited

  • The main distribution channel of computers is the Internet.


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The Future of PC Technology

Amy Gentile

Susie Warning

Besty Buckham

Kehinde Walker

Rajnita Gupta


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PC’s Encourage…

  • Software Learning Experiences

  • Better Management and Control Opportunities

  • Better Network Relationships

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Involvement of Engineers


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Breakthrough Technology

  • 1969 - Silicon chip

  • 1980’s – desktops in corporations

  • 1990’s – Powerful Pc’s

  • 1997 -Popular PC’s

  • 1998 - Sales grew to $170 billion


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PC Costs

  • In 1997 the average cost was $1,600.

  • In 1999 the average cost was $950.

  • Prices will continue to decrease.


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Forecasts:

  • Satellites

  • Internet

  • Super Materials

  • Edutainment

  • Hybrid Fuel Vehicles

  • Personalized Public Transportation

  • High Power Energy Packages

  • Omnipresent Computing

  • Nanotechnology


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What is a Satellite?

  • Wireless receiver/transmitter

  • Hundreds of satellites currently in use

  • Used for :

    • weather forecasting

    • television broadcast

    • radio communications

    • Internet

    • Global Positioning System


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How do Satellites Work?

  • Communications subsystem very important

  • Significant factors:

    • special antennas

    • receivers

    • transmitters

  • Radio dishes transmit and receive signals to communicate


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Command and Data

  • Subsystems that are very important to the functions of satellites

  • Consist of computers that gather and process data on a satellite

  • Inputs

  • Outputs


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GPS (Global Positioning System)

  • Collection of 24 satellites that orbit the Earth

  • Identify location

  • Each satellite contains a computer, an atomic clock, and a radio.

    • Clock, continually broadcasts its changing position and time

  • OnStar systems


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Other Features:

  • Convenience/Information Services

  • Concierge Services

  • Emergency Services

  • Remote Door Unlock

  • Roadside Assistance

  • Route Support

  • New Services

  • Theft Protection


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The Future of Satellite

  • Smart maps and tracking devices

    • Safer and easier

    • Show travelers, boaters, and hikers their exact position and direction

  • Prevent crime

  • Automatic driving



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Personal Computing at The Next Level

  • Hewlett-Packard Developments

  • PC eyeglasses


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The “Internet Home”

  • Homeowners choose

  • Home web site

  • Automated appliances

  • Replacement of PCs


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2010 and Beyond…

  • New appliances and features

  • Food and packaging

  • Anti-bacterial concerns

  • Environmental concerns


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“The most likely way for the world to be destroyed is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”-Nathaniel Borenstein

  • Engineers, Scientists, and Computer Technologist are combining forces to create the greatest technical revolution. The invention of smart materials will shift the computer industry to new heights.


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Smart Materials accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”


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Institute of Physics (IOP), U.K. accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”Definition…

  • Materials Science

  • Sensing and Actuation

  • Optics and Electromagnetics

  • Structures

  • Control


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Materials Science accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Composites

  • Ceramics

  • Processing Science

  • Interface Science

  • Conducting and Chiral Polymers

  • Electro chromic Materials

  • Liquid Crystals

  • Biomaterials


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Sensing and Actuation accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Electromagnetic Sensing

  • Acoustic Sensing

  • Singled-Measured Sensors

  • Compatibility of Sensors and Actuators with Conventional and Advanced Materials

  • Smart Sensors for Materials and Composites Processing


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Optics and Electromagnetics accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Optical Fiber Technology

  • Active and Adaptive Optical Systems

  • Tunable High-Dielectric Phase Shifters

  • Tunable Surface Control


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Structures accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Smart Skins (for drag and turbulence control)

  • Applications in Aerospace and Hydrospace Structures

  • Civil Infrastructures

  • Transportation Vehicles

  • Manufacturing Equipment


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Control accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Structural Acoustic Control

  • Analogue and Digital Feedback Control

  • Real-Time Implementation

  • Adaptive Structure Stability

  • Damage for Structural Control

  • Information Processing


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Smart Structures accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Bridges, office buildings that will detect stress and warn drivers of stress related situations

  • Example – The bridge will change colors when it senses stress.


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Smart Homes accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Homes will be built with sensor computers to with a security system and sensors to detect problems

  • Smart Materials would allow structures to reconstruct in cases of disaster. Rebuilding would occur in modules. Each module would take five hour maximum to rebuild itself.

  • Example - When fires, tornados, floods, huricanes, earthquakes occur and cause damage to houses, smart homes will rebuild itself.


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Edutainment…. accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Educational Games and Computerized Simulations

  • Virtual Reality Video and Entertainment

  • Virtual Amusement Parks, Petting Zoos, Water Parks


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Smart Clothing accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Shoes and clothing that would adapt to the weather

  • Example- shoes would contain a mini computer that prompted various shoe covering to fit the weather. ( i.e. rain, snow)


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Hybrid Fueled Vehicles accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Smart Vehicles will be equipped to handle several types of fuel

  • Gas will be used but it will be reformulated and combined with other energy sources to reduce emissions and increase performance

  • Example- Energy sources for our cars will be water, sunlight, air


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The Future of Transportation accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Alternative mobile power

  • Public transportation infrastructure

    • Elimination of traffic jams and rush hours

    • High demand for personal vehicles


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Smart Transportation accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Cars will be able to function in all types of situations. Cars will function in the on the ground, in the air, and underwater.


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Omnipresent Computing accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Miniaturization of electronics for personal use.

  • Interactive, wireless, data centers in a unit size of a pocket calculator will serve as a fax, telephone and computer

  • Even smaller


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Ominipresent computers accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Always with you

  • Hands-free

  • Always on and working, sensing and acting

  • Sensors that include wireless communications, GPS, cameras and microphones

  • Immediate notification of e-mail


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Omnipresent Computing accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • By 2020, these computers embedded in our clothes

  • Possibly implanted in our skin


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Nanotechnology: accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

Its impact on the future of computers.


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What is Nanotechnology? accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • It is the manufacturing of things one atom at a time with the use of small, programmed self-replicating robotic arms, (which are about 3 to 4 atoms wide) .

  • The production of matter would be computerized at an atomic level.


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What can nanotechnology do for the future? accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Reversing aging, hence immortality

  • Easy and affordable space travel

  • Reversing environmental damage

  • Reintroduction of extinct organisms

  • Faster computers

  • And much more


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How do we research nanotechnology? accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • It combines the disciplines of:

    • Computer science

    • Chemistry

    • Biology

    • Physics

    • Electronics


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Nanotechnology Research (cont’d) accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • The goal is to be able to manipulate atoms individually, placing them where we want, on a structure.

  • $100 million has been invested in a 10 year nanotechnology research project in Japan at MITI.


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Nanotechnology Research (cont’d) accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Atomic-level precision is predicted to come into place by 2015.

  • However, it could be many years before we see significant impact.


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Nanotechnology and computers accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • A primitive computer many years ago was the size of a room.

  • Overtime, computers have gotten smaller.

  • With the use of nanotechnology, computers would become very, very small, and billions of times faster.


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Labor and nanotechnology accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • A lot of the labor market will consist of Systems programmers.

  • Systems programmers would have to write the software for microscopic computers to follow.

  • Industrial-manufacturing processes will become obsolete.

  • Consumer goods will be produced inexpensively, but durable.


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Microscopic computers would be able to: accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Patrol our bodies as artificial immune systems

  • Repair cells

  • Manipulate DNA

    --Hence reversing the aging process.


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Nanoecology accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • No Waste...No By-Products...No Slag...Nothing to Dump, Spew or Pollute

  • “Servants of Humanity" will be called upon to resurface existing roads with a coating of

    high-efficiency solar cells.

  • Only a small portion of existing road surface would be needed for energy collection.


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How to get involved…. accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Rice University in Houston, Texas, has a Nanotechnology Task Force.

  • There is no specialized degree for nanotechnology, but the best place to go is Rice University, and apply for one of the science programs.


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How we make it happen? accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • Currently, there are many government projects.

  • But we need more funding to support these projects.

  • Currently the most expensively funded project in the world is the one in Japan, for $100 million, (as mentioned earlier).

  • Not enough people know about it.


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Nanotechnology web sites accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • http://www.nanozine.com

  • http://www.zyvex.com/nano/

  • http://www.foresight.org/

  • http://www.nanoindustries.com

  • http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/nano/start.htm


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For More Information accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”

  • http://www.onspec.com

  • http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour/s/

  • http://lionhrtpub.com

  • http://www.battelle.org/news

  • http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/OZISIK/hpprod.htm


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