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In the past, I asked the following or similar question here:

What are all the possible types of output from a computer?

I am trying to understand what are the general types of output of a computer.
I assume the following described general types of output are the only ones in the cosmos, but I might be wrong:

  • Screened Raw Data: Output such as a document available only to be read but not edited (as when opened with a reading-only "viewer" program)
  • Screened Interface: Output such as a document available to be both read and edited (as when opened with a text editor)
  • Spatial Change: Output such as the result of a computerized machine, or alternatively, a computer embedded system (such as a robot and maybe also quantum computer or some physical yet non material computer of some sort)

A similar try is defining what are the only possible ways to input data into computer, such as with CLUI, TUI, GUI and possibly other methods.

What are all the possible types of output from a computer?

That is to ask: Is there a consensus among computer scientists and/or UX researchers about what are the general types of output of a computer?

I recall that the question was closed and to save it from being automatically deleted I published it in UX SE and got an answer which I accepted:

Why does a question like "What are all the possible types of output from a computer" deemed unfit here?

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    $\begingroup$ It reads as if you were more interested in real-world computing machines than in computer science. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Mod Jan 26 '20 at 19:08
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It's kind of a philosophical formulation of the question maybe.

I'd answer it as:

Like in every encoder-decoder system, the output of the computer is processed data encoded and sent as a signal to the decoding reciever. A signal can be classified into 5 categories, one for each of the 5 senses which we use as perception tools. A multiclass perceptron can be used to model the classification process of the brain.

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