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What is the limitation of computer?


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August 03, 2017 6:28PM

The fundamental problem with computers is that it doesn't have a human mind i.e. I cannot think like human. It's "thinking process" will involve a set of confined rules and it's thinking will never get out of the boundaries of that rules and regulations.



Computer has done this and that. Actually this is not the computer which has done this but the user. Despite its various features, a computer does have the following limitations:

a. No Self Intelligence

Today, a computer is able to do a work which is impossible for man. Computers are used to do risky and dangerous work and where sharp actually is needed. But it does not have any intelligence of its own. It works according to the instruction only.

b. No Decision-Making power

Computer cannot take any decision of its own. It does only those tasks which are already instructed to it.

c. No learning power

Computer has no learning power. Once you give instructions to a computer how to perform a task, the very task is cannot perform if you do not give it any instructions for the next time. For example, when you are taught how to solve a problem and it same type of problem is given to you to solve, then you can do it because you have learned how to solve the problem.

The computer can outperform human beings in speed, memory and accuracy but still the computer has limitations. There are following limitations of a computer.


Programmed by human:

Though computer is programmed to work efficiently, fast and accurately but it is programmed by human beings to do so. Without a program, computer is nothing. A program is a set of instructions. Computer only follows these instructions. If the instructions are not accurate the working of computer will not accurate.


The computer can not think itself. The concept of artificial intelligence shows that the computer can think. But still this concept is dependent on set of instructions provided by the human beings.

Self Care:

A Computer can not care itself like a human. A computer is dependent still to human beings for this purpose.

Retrieval of memory:

A computer can retrieve data very fast but this technique is linear. A human being's mind does not follow this rule. A human mind can think randomly which a computer machine can not.


One of the main limits in the computer is of feeling. A computer can not feel about some like a human. A computer can not meet human in respect of relations.

Human can feel, think and caring but a computer machine itself can not.

A computer can not take place of human because computer is always dependent of human.