Saturday, March 04, 2006
Chips in Human Body
I started my career as Faculty for Computer Subjects. During those days, I used to tell the students about the HW Generations.. To my study and observations, we are currently in 5th Generation which is called as AI - Artificial Intelligence.
Though, you are aware of all the 4 other ... just to throw light on them a little...
1st Generation used Vacuum tubes to build the Computers. The dates could be between Mid 40s to mid 50s of 19th century
2nd Generation used transistors and resistors replacing the Vacuum tubes. The dates could be between mid 50s to late 60s
3rd Generation can be divided into 2 parts. First part is the advance of Integrated Chips, the transistors were miniatured resulting the semi conductors. Second part is the revolution brought by LSI (Large Scale Integration) and VLSI (Very LSI). Dates for these can be considered as entire 70s and early 80s..
4th Generation can be called as Microprocessors. The VLSI with the help of nano technology, the size of the machine reduced and the functionality increased to the power of 10. The time line for this period can be considered as early 80s to mid 90s
As mentioned above, the 5th Generation is all about Artificial Intelligence. We are already in the way of AI. There are devices that respond intelligently for the human actions. Though not fully considered as we are in 5th Generation, but in most of our walks of life, we can find the Artificial intelligence working around. Hence can be said that, 5th Generation is half way through. The time line can be considered as from late 90s to 2015 (approx)
The 6th Generation, Robotics, is at R&D state. And often we read articles from Hundai, Toshiba, Sony etc., like industries claiming to develop a human sized robots that can perform all kinds of activities that a human can perform. The time line is expected to existence from any time between 2015 and 2040
The 7th Generation, Humanoids, a fictitious name for the future world of machines. These are machines made out of human flesh, but implanted with Chips in place of human body. During the period of 2040 to 2055, there will be a huge scarcity for the dead bodies towards the R&D to implant these so called sophisticated chips into the dead to check their functionality.
The main reason for this post is the subject. I just read an article at "The Seattle Times News Paper" about the subject, "RFID Chips implant in Human Body". Click here to read the full story. After reading this news, the entire time line which I thought about the Humanoids is not very far as what I expected. If they could able to implant the chips in human body in few parts, hope with the advent of technology and rapid growth in the industry, the day for the first Humanoid is not far at our reach.
What do you say?