Saturday, February 09, 2008

Technology Capsule's

A Supercomputer of the Size of Chip

Yes its Strange but a near possibility in about 5-10 years if every thing goes right. We always heard of memory going the chip way but now we hear of Supercomputer on chip. How it is made possible. Well by using optical signals than electric ones using electro – optical modulators. The speed of data transfer would increase by a factor of 100 and the energy expended would decrease by a factor of 10. Size would be 10-1000 times smaller than a typical super computer of today.

So data intensive applications requiring mission critical speed would be made possible at a miniature level saving on space and power consumption.

Video Games Being used For Education

In US games are being used for experiential teaching. For teaching concepts which can not be taught in Class Room. For example to teach ethics in real life like a decision may have to be taken if stealing some ones organs from cemetery would be justified to save some ones life.

I think it’s a concept whose idea has come. It makes learning a fun activity and teaches higher order concepts in a much simpler manner.

Nintendo Wii Medico

Wii has a number of games like Boxing, Golf, Bowling, Base Ball, Tennis et al where motion gloves are used to play and interact with the console. Hense it is being used in Canada to treat stroke patients to recover and develop and strengthen their muscles. Hense it appears that gaming is no longer only a dysfunctional activity spurring violence in kids but also do have its own positives which are being appreciated with passing time.

Driverless Autonomous Cars

Now they have test run Autonomuos cars in actual traffic for 60 miles with mostly meeting with success and a rare accident and a few misses. But old people and handicapped people will soon be able to be assited by Robo Driver which would assist you on long drives and also help you to park your car automatically with out the assistance of any driver. It is equipped with sensors and devices which will help it to detect obstacles and other targets and use AI to overcome situations at road.
Well look forward to buying one from Mercedes in a couple of years which would be totally glitch free.

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