History of ICT

  • The First Computer

    -Created by Charles Babbage
    -it was called the Difference Engine
    -computing several sets of numbers and making a hard copies of the results.
  • First Video Game

    First analog interactive electronic game called Missile Simulator created by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann.
  • The First Elctronic Computer

    -Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC)
    -built by J. Presper Eckert and John V. Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania
    -Work began in 1943, funded by the Army Ordnance Department, which needed a way to compute ballistics during World War II. The machine wasn't completed until 1945, but then it was used extensively for calculations during the design of the hydrogen bomb
    - these first electronic machines were quite useful in applied science and engineering
  • First Computer Mouse

    -Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse in 1963 in his research lab at Stanford
    -They christened the device the mouse as early models had a cord attached to the rear part of the device looking like a tail and generally resembling the common mouse
  • First Email

    -Ray Tomlinson created it
    -Email is short for Electronic Mail
  • First DVD

    -first dvd was made by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic
    -stands for digital video disk
  • First HDTV

    -High Definition
    -released in the United States
  • LoveFilm Launched

    -LoveFilm is a UK-based provider of home video and video game rental through DVD-by-mail and streaming video on demand
  • Facebook Launched

    -Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University
    -Within 24 hours, 1,200 Harvard students had signed up, and after one month, over half of the undergraduate population had a profile.
  • YouTube Launched

    -YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal
    -On October 9, 2006, it was announced that the company would be purchased by Google for US$1.65 billion
    -On March 21, 2013, the number of unique users visiting YouTube every month reached 1 billion
    -on YouTube you can upload, share, and view videos
  • Largest Plasma TV

    The world’s largest Plasma TV is a 150 inch Plasma TV made by Panasonic, standing 6 ft high and 11 ft wide.
  • More TV Channels Launched

    -More than 245 European television channels were launched in the course of 2009 such as sport channels and channels for children
    -At the end of 2009 one can estimate that there are more than 730 channels being broadcast over television
  • First 3D LED HDTV

    The world’s first 3D LED HDTV released by Samsung. Announced in February, 2010.
  • The world's first kilometre-high skyscraper

    After a six year construction period, the Kingdom Tower opens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.* Standing at over 1,000m (3,280 ft) high, this takes the title of world's tallest building from the previous record holder - Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828m (2,717 ft).
  • People will be fluent in every language

  • Software will predict traffic jams before they occurRead more: 110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years - Popular Mechanics Follow us: @PopMech on Twitter | popularmechanics on Facebook Visit us at PopularMechanics.com

  • zero-sized intelligence

    a whole lot of brains in a tiny, tiny package.
    predicted that processor speeds would double every two years, while at the same time, the technology needed to do that would shrink, driving down the cost of computing as well
  • In-vitro meat is a rapidly growing industry

    Recent advances in tissue engineering have made it possible to "grow" synthetic meat using single animal cells
  • Bionic eyes surpassing human vision

    Although yet to become mainstream, bionic eye implants are now available that not only restore sight, but actually exceed human vision. This breakthrough has been made possible due to exponential advances in sensor technology, computing and neuroscience.
  • moon, mars, more

    Instead of choosing a floor when getting on an elevator, imagine choosing a planet. Many futurists support the development of a Space Elevator for transporting people from the Earth to the Moon and to Mars.