Imagine a future where computers are everywhere–not just on every desk or in every lap, but also contained in miniaturized form in almost every object around you. Increasingly powerful networks bring great leaps forward in computation. Computers catalyze other sciences also, as the power to sift and systematize vast quantities of information races ahead.
Now consider that computer systems, networks of computers, and databases will continue to become more complex as they grow smarter, more prevalent, and more powerful. There will be privacy issues as computers become embedded in increasingly everyday items. There will also be new challenges to the security and reliability of networks as connections spring up everywhere.
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