In the developed world, advanced technologies are at the heart of the way we live, work and play today. It is often easy to take these technologies for granted. The past several decades have seen enormous leaps forward in electrical and computer engineering, and in the next several decades those disciplines promise more wonders in areas like medical technology, biotechnology and even automotive technology.
Once the stuff of science fiction, technologies like 3-D printing are here and technologies like quantum computing seem just within reach. Neural interface electronics are now capable of controlling prosthetic limbs, and the potential exists for nerve-to-nerve or nerve-to-muscle interfaces that could advance prosthetics by leaps and bounds.
This week marks Computer Science Education Week, an annual program created by the Computing in the Core coalition to inspire K-12 students to take an interest in computer science.
In honor of the occasion, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology has created this infographic to demonstrate how far we’ve come and some of the possibilities that electrical and computer engineering may soon deliver. Check it out!
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