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Future of Interactivity & Networking: The Evolution of Techology

  • Benjamin Franklin finds electricity in lightening

    Benjamin Franklin finds electricity in lightening while flying a kite in a storm
  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    Charles Babbage create the Difference Engine, considered to be the first automatic computing egine capable of computing several sets of numbers and making hard copies of the results. Difference Engine on Wikipedia
  • Electricity Created Through Coiled Wires

    Michael Faraday demonstrates that magnets passed through a coil of wires can create electricity
  • Analytics Engine

    Charles Babbage proposed the first general mechanical computer, the "Analytical Engine", although he never actually built it. Analytical Engine on Wikipedia
  • Samual Morse Invented Speaking Telegraph

    Samual Morse Invented Speaking Telegraph
  • X-Rays Discovered

    Roentgen discovers X-rays
  • Radio Signals Invented

    Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi
  • Alendar Graham Bell Invented the telephone

    Alendar Graham Bell Invented the telephone
  • Theory of Relativity

    Einstein writes the Theory of Relativity
  • Colour Photography Invented

    Color photography invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere
  • Human EEG Discovered

    Hans Berger (1873-1941) discovers the human EEG
  • First Ink-Writing EEG Recorder Invented

    J. F. Toennies (1902-1970) invents the first ink-writing EEG recorder
  • First Telephone Call Around the World

    First Telephone Call Around the World
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    The Z1 - First Programmable Computer

    The Z1 created by a German named Konrad Zuse between 1936 and 1938 in his parent's living room. It was considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable computer and was really the first functional computer.
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    The Atanasoff-Berry Computer - First Digital Computer

    The Atanasoft-Berry Computer ("ABC") started being developed in 1937 and was completed in 1942 at the Iowa State University by Prof. John Vincent Atanasoff. The ABC was an electric computer that used vaccuum tubes for digital computations including binary math and Boolean logic, it also had no CPU. Atanasoff-Berry Computer on Wikipedia
  • The Colossus - First electric programmable computer

    The Colossus was the first electric programmable computer. It was developed by Tommy Flowers and first demo'd in December 1943. The Colossus on Wikipedia
  • First Computer Company

    Electronic Controls Company, founded by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, was the first computer company. It was also the same people who invented the ENIAC computer, which is considered to be the first fully-fuctional digital computer.
  • EDSAC - First Stored Program Electric Computer

    EDSAC is considered the first stored program electric computer. It is also the first computer to run the first graphical computer game. EDSAC on Wikipedia
  • IBM 701 - First Mass Produced Computer

    On April 7th 1953, IBM introduced the IBM 701, the first mass produced electric computer. IBM 701 on Wikipedia
  • First Programmable Robot

    The first programmable robot is designed by George Devol. He coins the term Universal Automation.
  • The laying of transatlantic telephone cables begins

    The laying of transatlantic telephone cables begins
  • Whirlwind Machine - First Computer with RAM

    MIT introduced Whirlwind Machine, the first digital computer with magnetic core RAM and realtime graphics.
  • Optical Fibre Invented

    Optical fiber invented by Basil Hirschowitz, C. Wilbur Peters, and Lawrence E. Curtiss
  • First Robot Computer

    Devol and engineer Joseph Engelberger form the world's first robot company, Unimation.
  • America's First Communications Satellite

    America's first communications satellite
  • First Computer-assisted Manufacturing

    Computer-assisted manufacturing was demonstrated at the Servomechanisms Lab at MIT. Planet Corporation markets the first commercially available robot.
  • Laser Invented

    Laser invented by Theodore Harold Maiman
  • First Industrial Robot

    The first industrial robot was online in a General Motors automobile factory in New Jersey. It was Devol and Engelberger's UNIMATE. It performed spot welding and extracted die castings.
  • First Artificial Robotic Arm

    The first artificial robotic arm to be controlled by a computer was designed. The Rancho Arm was designed as a tool for the handicapped and its six joints gave it the flexibility of a human arm.
  • AI Lab Opens At MIT

    Artificial intelligence research laboratories are opened at M.I.T., Stanford Research Institute (SRI), Stanford University, and the University of Edinburgh.
  • First Mobile Robot Controlled By AI

    Shakey was introduced as the first mobile robot controlled by artificial intelligence. SRI International in California produced this small box on wheels that used memory to solve problems and navigate. At Stanford University a robot arm is developed which becomes a standard for research projects. The arm is electrically powered and becomes known as the Stanford Arm.
  • Intel 4004 - First Microprocessor

    Intel introduces the first microprocessor, the Intel 4004. Intel 4004 on Wikipedia
  • Ethernet Invented

    Ethernet invented by Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs
  • Cellphone Invented

    DynaTAC Cell Phone, invented by Dr. Martin Cooper
  • IBM 5100 - First Portable Computer

    IBM 5100 - First Portable Computer
    The IBM 5100, IBM's first portable computer, weighed 55 pounds and had a five inch CRT display, tape drive, 1.9MHz PALM processor, and 64KB of RAM. <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_5100' target="_blank'>IBM 5100 on Wikipedia</a>
  • First Apple Computer

    Steve Wozniak designed the first Apple Computer known as the Apple I computer. Apple I on Wikipedia
  • Apple Company Started

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack incorporate the Apple computer company
  • Microsoft tradename is registered

    By November of 1976 the tradename "Microsoft" is registered, and in December Bill Gates drops out of Harvard
  • The Robot Industry Takes Off

    The robot industry starts its rapid growth, with a new robot or company entering the market every month.
  • First Video Game

    Atari creates the video game Missile Command
  • IBM PC - First Personal Computer

    IBM introduced the first PC called the IBM PC (super creative name) IBM PC on Wikipedia
  • First Autonomous Digging Machine

    REX was the world's first autonomous digging machine. It sensed and planned to excavate without damaging buried gas pipes. This robot used a hypersonic air knife to erode soil around pipes.
  • Internet Invented

    World Wide Web invented by Tim Berners-Lee
  • Use of EEG Machines Increases

    Increasing use of EEG combined with neuro-imaging techniques emerges; real-time digital EEG monitoring for critical care becomes important in intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency rooms; improved algorithms for analyzing EEG results in new applications and possibilities for cognitive neurosciences and Brain Machine Interfaces
  • First Digital Hand-held Phone

    First Digital Hand-held Phone
  • First Multimedia Computer

    Tandy Radio Shack became one of the first companies to release a computer know as the M2500 XL/2. It was capable of running programs that combine wideo, animation, audio, and graphics.
  • NASA Pathfinder lands on Mars

    NASA's PathFinder lands on Mars and the Sojourner rover robot captures images.
  • Launch of International Space Station

    Launch of International Space Station
    The ISS serves as a research laboratory that has a microgravity environment in which crews conduct experiments in many fields including biology, human biology, physics, astronomy and meteorology. ISS on Wikipedia
  • Digital Satelite Radio Begins Broadcasting

    Satellite radio is an analogue or digital radio signal that is relayed through one or more satellites and thus can be received in a much wider geographical area than terrestrial FM radio stations. <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_satellite_radio' target="_blank'>Digital Satalite Radio on Wikipedia</a>
  • Robosapien created by Dr. Mark W Tilden

    The humanoid, Robosapien is created by US robotics physicist and BEAM expert, Dr. Mark W Tilden
  • First Self Replicating Robot

    Researchers at Cornell University build the first self-replicating robot. Each ‘robot’ is made up of a small tower of computerized cubes which link together through the use of magnets.
  • First "Wearable Contact Lens Projector" Prototypes

    Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights.
  • Roomba Robotic Vaccuum Sells 2.5m Units

    After being first introduced in 2002, the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner has sold over 2.5 million units, proving that there is a strong demand for this type of domestic robotic technology.
  • Honda creates a BMI controlled using thought

    Honda creates a BMI that allows the control of an Asimo robot using thought alone via EEG
  • Thought Controlled Wheelchair

    Toyota and RIKEN announce their development of a thought controlled wheelchair Video on YouTube
  • Apple Releases Siri (Beta)

    Apple launches iPhone 4S with voice recognition and automation software Siri. Apple Siri