You can read all about SuperSOLVRS on our website, so I won’t bore you with that now. So, why should you get involved? Lots of reasons, but the best one is that you’ll learn lots about how computers work and how to make the best of the human-computer partnership. You should care less about thinking whether or not you will be a professional programmer or systems designer. That decision is a few years away, and the odds are that your answer will be “NO”. But the world is full of computers now — big ones, little ones, heck, even some that you can’t even see. AND, we’re seeing just the beginning. Think smartphones. Did you know that the first iPhone was made about the time you were born and now there are more smartphones than people — yes in the whole world.
So computers are here to stay and will evolve in ways we can only imagine. But they are savants (look it up ?). They can only calculate and find stuff. BUT, at a speed that is unimaginable. How about 50 million calculations per second? I can’t even comprehend that. (It takes about 130 million dollar bills laid end to end to go around the equator. Does that help? — not a lot)
BUT it can’t think — despite the Watson TV commercials. Computers are really dumb — like a rock.
You’ll hear all kinds of hype about how computers (and their controlled robots) will “take over the world”. Yawn. LOL. Makes for good stories — and we all love good stories, right?
Humans can’t calculate very well (think: horribly!). Hey, add up 10 numbers. How quickly can you do that? Now try 100, or 1000. Sorry, total waste of time — and the odds are we’d get it wrong. So there sits the opportunity. We think and the computers calculate. Not just numbers, but like taking inputs from your icon shooting at the monster and figuring out where it will be and if you hit it. Just remember some person, probably several had to program the computer (give it a recipe) for all that to happen
The future will be fascinating — and you will be part of it (for sure, no choice!). Wouldn’t it be cool to understand how that human-computer partnership works?
Join SuperSOLVERS. Let’s get started!