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After electronic seems at the place the sector of computation begun and the place it would be headed, and provides predictions a few collaborative destiny dating among human cognition and mechanical computation.

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The more it was studied, the more remarkable it became. 2: Antikythera mechanism fragment (fragment A). The Antikythera mechanism consists of a complex system of 30 wheels and plates with inscriptions relating to signs of the zodiac, months, eclipses, and pan-​Hellenic games. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. ”5 The bronze mechanism was originally housed in a wooden framed case about 12 by 7 by 4 inches. The gears were probably driven by a hand crank, now lost. 3). This mechanism is remarkable for many reasons.

It can be both 0 and 1 at the same time. Such unusual elements are called qbits. Quantum computers can only solve the same set of problems that regular digital computers can. However, they can display huge increases in computer speed for a few very important, though specialized, problems. Quantum computation has been funded for years at a high level by a small set of three-​letter US government agencies that want to solve a particular problem critical to their function: breaking codes. Many current codes and ciphers used by governments, businesses, and financial organizations can be broken if a specific bit pattern—​the key—​can be determined.

Association, perhaps the key cognitive operation, is discussed in detail in Chapter 9. The 1930s’ largely mechanical differential analyzer was not easy to program or use. However, after World War II, a whole range of versatile, reliable, and inexpensive electronic devices that could be used to build analog computers became widely available. Calculations difficult for mechanical devices to perform become simple using analog electronics.  We have at our disposal a resistor, a voltage source, and meters to measure voltage and current.

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