History of Communication Technology
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History of Communication Technology

Explore the evolution of communication technology from the Pre-mechanical Period (3000 BCE) to the Electronic Period (1940s onwards). Learn about the transition from pictograms to electronic communication methods throughout history.

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Which period saw the invention of the Pascaline, a mechanical calculator?

The Mechanical Period

What was the primary method of communication and storing information during the Pre-mechanical Period?

Carved stone tablets

What breakthrough in information storage and retrieval occurred with the introduction of paper?

The ability to compile records in bound books

What was the primary driver of information processing and calculation during the Mechanical Period?

<p>Mechanical means like steam and gears</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which period saw the development of the first mechanical calculator, the Pascaline?

<p>The Mechanical Period</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which device was most popular for optimizing and inventing counting techniques during the Pre-mechanical Period?

<p>Abacus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who invented the Analytical Engine, considered the first programmable mechanical computer?

<p>Charles Babbage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What period saw the use of electricity for information handling and transfer?

<p>The Electromechanical Period</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following was NOT used in early computing devices?

<p>Transistors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What device is considered the first electronic communications device?

<p>The telegraph</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the first working telegraph models use to represent letters and numbers?

<p>Magnetic needles</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which period highlighted the advent of solid-state devices or electronic devices?

<p>The Electronic Period</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which generation of computers introduced microprocessors?

<p>Fourth generation</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which company released the first microprocessor in 1971?

<p>Intel</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary advantage of the fourth generation of computers?

<p>Increased speed and capacity</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a disadvantage of the fourth generation of computers?

<p>Microprocessors are prone to damage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary characteristic of the fifth generation of computers?

<p>Use of Ultra Large Scale Integrated (ULSI) circuits</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an advantage of the fourth generation of computers?

<p>Portability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

<p>To create self-reporting devices that can communicate with each other and users in real time</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of an Internet of Things (IoT) device?

<p>A personal medical device with a sensor</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a defining capability of 5G networks?

<p>The ability to flexibly support future services that are unknown today</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a potential benefit of blockchain technology?

<p>Improved supply chain tracking and management</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of cybersecurity?

<p>Defending electronic systems and data from malicious attacks</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the text as an area where 5G networks are being used?

<p>Quantum computing applications</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the common categories of cybersecurity mentioned in the text?

<p>Network security</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT an area impacted by emerging technologies?

<p>Agriculture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text suggest regarding the importance of understanding emerging technologies?

<p>It is crucial to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following statements about emerging technologies is NOT supported by the text?

<p>They have a minimal impact on our everyday lives.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the areas where emerging technologies can have an impact?

<p>Environmental sustainability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text suggest about the potential risks associated with emerging technologies?

<p>It is crucial to mitigate risks while harnessing the benefits of these technologies.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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