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高一人教新课标必修2unit 3 Computers课文翻译及单词(2)

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WHO AM I?Over time I have been changed quite a lot. I began as a calculating machine in France in 1642. Although I was young I could simplify difficult sums. I developed very slowly and it took nearly two hundred years before I was built as an analytical machine by Charles Babbage. After I was programmed by an operator who used cards with holes, I could "think" logically and produce an answer quicker than any person. At that time it was considered a technological revolution and the start of my "artificial intelligence". In 1936 my real father, Alan Turing, wrote a book about how I could be made to work as a "universal machine" to solve any difficult mathematical problem. From then on, I grew rapidly both in size and in brainpower. By the 1940s I had grown as large as a room, and I wondered if I would grow any larger. However, this reality also worried my designers. As time went by, I was made smaller. First as a PC (personal computer) and then as a laptop, I have been used in offices and homes since the 1970s.

  These changes only became possible as my memory improved. First it was stored in tubes, then on transistors and later on very small chips. As a result I totally changed my shape. As I have grown older I have also grown smaller. Over time my memory has developed so much that, like an elephant, I never forget anything I have been told! And my memory became so large that even I couldn't believe it! But I was always so lonely standing there by myself, until in the early 1960s they gave me a family connected by a network. I was able to share my knowledge with others through the World Wide Web.

  Since the 1970s many new applications have been found for me. I have become very important in communication, finance and trade. I have also been put into robots and used to make mobile phones as well as help with medical operations. I have even been put into space rockets and sent to explore the Moon and Mars. Anyhow, my goal is to provide humans with a life of high quality. I am now truly filled with happiness that I am a devoted friend and helper of the human race!

我是谁?

经过一段时间我已经被改变了很多。1642年我在法国诞生时是一台计算机器。尽管当时我还年轻,但是我能简化一些复杂的数学题。我发育缓慢,差不多到了两百年之后,查尔斯·巴比奇才把我制成了一台分析机。在操作员用穿卡孔为我设计程序后,我能够进行逻辑“思考”,并且能够比任何人更快地算出答案。那时这被当作是一次技术革命,也是我“人工智能”的开始。在1936年,我真正的父亲艾伦·图灵写了一本书,讲述了怎样使我成为一台“通用机器”来解决任何数学难题。从那时起,我在体积和脑容量方面迅速成长。到二十世纪四十年代,我已经长得像一间屋子那么大,我不知道是否还会长得更大。但是,这个现实也使得我的设计者很担心。随着时间的推移,我被弄得越来越小。自二十世纪七十年代以来,我一直被用在办公室和家庭里,先是用作个人电脑,后来又被做成便携式。

  这些变化只有随着我的存储能力的不断提高才成为可能。最初是被存储到电子管中,以后是晶体管上,后来是非常小的芯片上。因此,我已经完全改变了我的形状。随着我的年龄越来越大,我也变得越来越小。随着时间的推移,我的记忆能力发展得如此之快,就像一头大象一样,从来不会忘记告诉我的任何事情!我的存储容量变得如此巨大,连我自己都不能相信!但是我总是孤孤单单地站在那里,直到二十世纪六十年代初,人们才给了我一个用网络联成的家庭。我能够通过万维网和其他人分享我的知识。

  从二十世纪七十年代起,我又被开发出了很多新的用途。我在通讯、金融和商业领域变得非常重要。我还被放在机器人里面,被用来制作移动手机,并且用来帮助作医疗手术。我还被放置在航空火箭里去探测月球和火星。不管怎样,我的目标是给人类提供高质量得生活。现在我充满了幸福感,因为我是人类忠实的朋友并时时给他们提供帮助。

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