2.7. Modern Computers¶
Today we live in a world dominated by computers. We are surrounded not only by the desktop and laptop computers that are a feature of nearly every office and home, and the smartphones that are seen as a standard modern accessory, but also by the computational devices embedded into nearly every electrical device we touch. Microprocessors are built into cars, watches, televisions, coffee makers and countless other devices. Although there is no widespread agreement on the topic, some people have declared this world of ubiquitous computing (computers found everywhere) the Fifth Generation of computing because of the fundamental change in how we interact with computers.
How these fantastically complex microprocessors are manufactured: