Technological Revolution

  • Invention of the typewriter

    Invention of the typewriter
    The typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing in characters similar to those produced by printer's type by means of keyboard-operated types striking a ribbon to transfer ink or carbon impressions onto the paper. The typewriter was used in many offices and buisnesses, Many writers started using it to print their work. But by the 1980's it started getting replaced by word processors. But it is still used in places such as India.
  • General Electric Founded From Merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company

    General Electric Founded From Merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company
    General Electric is one of the most influential corporations currently in operation. GE is known for its acquiration of Enron Wind. Which was the largest United States wind turbine manufacturer. It also created a carport for electric cars which is solar powered.
  • Nuclear Reactor First Patented

    Nuclear Reactor First Patented
    In 1933, the Nuclear Reactor was created. The neutron was first discovered in 1932 which made it possible for a clean supply of renewable energy. The nuclear reactor concept was first patented in 1934. Nuclear fission is the process used in these reactors and creates a sustainable nuclear chain reaction.
  • First Cell Phone Service

    First Cell Phone Service
    In 1947 AT&T commercialized Mobile Telephone Service. From its start in St. Louis in 1946, AT&T then introduced Mobile Telephone Service to one hundred towns and highway corridors by 1948. Mobile Telephone Service was a rarity with only 5,000 customers placing about 30,000 calls each week.
  • Moore's Law

    Moore's Law
    The Co-Founder of Intel Gordon Moore wrote a research paper in 1965 that describes the idea that the number of trnasistors on CPUs will double every 18 months, cuasing the overall performance of our computing machines to double
  • First Personal Computer was first created in 1965

    First Personal Computer was first created in 1965
    Programma 1 PC was the first personal computer that was manufactured. Due to its slow speed, it would today be classified as a programmable printing calculator.
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.
    Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. It was first known as Apple Computer inc. but then changed to Apple inc. when the company wanted to focus on consumer electronics. The company started making various other consumer electronics such as the ipod, iphone, ipad, and mac laptop. As of September 29, 2012, the company had 72,800 permanent full-time employees and 3,300 temporary full-time employees worldwide. Its worldwide annual revenue in 2012 totalled $156 billion.
  • 1980 Digital Revolution Record

    1980 Digital Revolution Record
    1980- Cell phone subscribers: 11.2 million
    Internet users: All Internet users at this time were indexed in a phone book sized directory.
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    Technology from the 1980's to 2006

    Gramophone record to CD (released 1982) and MP3 (released 1994 for computers only; first MP3 player 1998)
    VHS tape to Video CD (1993), DVD (1997) and Blu-ray (2006)
    Analog broadcasting to digital broadcasting (first digital broadcast in 1990, but not widespread until mid-2000s)
    Payphone and landline phone to cell phone (mid 1990s to mid 2000s)
    Digital cable (early to mid 1990s, en masse late 1990s to early 2000s)
    Typewriter to printer (1980s to mid 1990s)
    Mail to email (mid to late 1990s)
  • 1990 Statistics Update

    1990 Statistics Update
    In 1990, there were 12.4 million cell phone subscribers (0.25% of world population in 1990). And there were 2.8 million internet users (0.05% of world population in 1990)
  • 2002 Statistics Update

    2002 Statistics Update
    By 2002, there were 1,174 million cell phone subscribers (19% of world population in 2002). And there were 631 million internet users (11% of world population in 2002)
  • 2010 Technological Statistics

    2010 Technological Statistics
    Cell phone subscribers: 4,000 million (67% of world population in 2010)
    Internet users: 1,800 million (26.6% of world population in 2010)
  • Titan

    Ranked #1 on Top 500 list of supercomputers
    Has a RAM of 710 Terrabytes, capable of processing 1.4 Terrabytes a second
    Total memory storage is 40 PB.
    Uses about 8.2 MW of electricity at its peak
  • 2012 Internet Usage

    By 2012, over 2 billion people used the Internet, twice the number of the amount of people using it in 2007. Cloud computing had entered the mainstream by the early 2010s. And by 2015, tablet computers and phones are expected to exceed personal computers in Internet usage. A large amount of internet usage comes from social networks.
    They are poular on a large amount of devices.
  • Moore's law continued

    Moore's law continued
    Moore's law is expected to slow down by the end of 2013. The number of transistors on a CPU will only double every 3 years after this point. in reality, this is not a huge deal becasue we are still rapidly increasing our technology.