Future of Computers
The computers of the future are expected to be smaller, faster and smarter. For the
past 20 years, CPU performance has doubled about every 18 months. The PowerPC
will stay close to this pace for the next 10 years--a nearly 100-fold improvement in that
time. The storage capacities of hard drives will continue to expand, they are currently
growing at a rate of about 60 percent per year. Today, Intel's Pentium II has 7.5 million
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of a stroke victim who was both para-
lized and mute. The procedure gave the patient the ability to communicate by moving a
cursor across a computer screen using just his thoughts. A direct brain-to-computer con-
nection (sans surgery) maybe possible in the next 10 years.
In the future, when you look back at today's personal computers, your grandchildren will
hear the stories about your computer that "couldn't listen, couldn't talk, or couldn't see."