Human beings are computers. The human-computer far predates the earliest computing machines assembled back in the 18th century. Today the human mind (CPU) far outperforms the smartest computer devices that exist, and that shall ever be crafted one thousand years hence. According to records, the first concept of a computer is believed to have been conceived around 1822 by a British mathematician Charles Babbage. Before Babbage came along, a “computer” was a person, someone who sat around all day, adding, and subtracting numbers and entering the results into tables. By 1880 the US population had grown so large that it took more than seven years to tabulate the US census results, and so
the government sought a faster way to get the job done. In 1890, Herman Hollerith designed a punch card system that took three years to calculate the US population census, saving the government $5 million. Between 1822 and 2017, revolutionary and remarkable advancements have been attained in the human endeavour to explore its capabilities and
endowments, as far as computer science and technology are concerned to solve and resolve the vast oceans of problems that confront its species, from number-crunching to video gaming, telecommunications to telematics, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Both the human and non-human computer systems utilise information to compute, process and provide an outcome or output. Are you utilising information, or is information consuming you? Who or what sits on the driving wheel of your life?