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A Computer is a tangible device using information technology to manipulate data and make calculations.

Please see the following AAB Library Data articles for more information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Computers are rated according to a vast variety of characteristics and capabilities, but general quality paradigms have been established.

Computer Types[edit]


  1. Computer Implant
  2. Control Console
  3. Control Panel
  4. Fire Control Computer
  5. Hand Computer
  6. House Brain
  7. Map Box
  8. Neural Net
  9. Ship's Computer
  10. Workstation

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Computers are a foundational technology underlying many later developments including robots, starships, artificial intelligence, and much, much more.

The development of Information Technology (IT) and particularly the key device of IT, the computer is a key advancement of any technological civilization.

  • Computer technology greatly assists in the advancement of knowledge. Scientists used it to better store, collate, and push out the boundaries of scientific knowledge. Linguists use it to catalogue known languages and improve universal translators. Bureaucrats use it to aid in process of governance, massively increasing efficiency.
  • Nearly every tech level of advancement leads to an exponential increase in pure research capability and a greatly sped up doubling of existing knowledge.
  • Computers and other forms of data processing and storage expand the extilligence of a civilization, which is to say its ability to pass on learning from one generation to the next.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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