The 10 Technologies that Completely Changed How we See the World by@kanny

The 10 Technologies that Completely Changed How we See the World

Technology professionals celebrate Information Technology Day (15) August 15th marks a major milestone in the evolution of 20th century technology. It commemorates the invention of the ENIAC, the world's first large-scale electronic computer, which is now 72 years old. That's why we've separated for you for you the 10 greatest technological innovations of all time and those that still promise to surprise us in the future. The list includes the first personal computers, the first worldwide computer network, the World Wide Web and the first social networks.
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Remember great technological advances that changed the lives of thousands of people and the new bets of the future through information technology.

Steve Jobs Once said that "Technology moves the world". For this and other
reasons, technology professionals celebrate Information Technology Day (15), a day that celebrates the evolution of information technology and the invention of computers.  August 15th marks a major milestone in the evolution of 20th-century technology, commemorating the invention of the ENIAC, the world's first large-scale electronic computer, which is now 72 years old. Its celebration is very important, as it represents the importance of information technology and its professionals, in addition to reflecting on all the benefits it has brought to our humanity.

That's why we've separated for you the 10 greatest technological innovations of all time and those that still promises to surprise us in the future. Keep reading and check it out!

1. ENIAC: The World's First Computer

The ENIAC, an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and Computer, was the first large-scale electronic computer, developed by American scientists John Eckert and John Mauchly in 1946, during World War II, costing US$500,000 for its construction. Created at the request of the US army, it was with its release that the revolution in the computing world took place. It had a processing capacity of 5 thousand operations per second and had more than 17 thousand thermionic valves with 160W of power.

The computer was so big that an entire room was needed to install it, weighing 30 tons and occupying 180m². Its operating system worked through a team of army employees, with the objective of accurate calculations for tactical trajectories that would be covered.

2. The First Personal Computers

Steve Jobs was the precursor of the world's first personal computers, from the 70's. In order to facilitate the functionality of traditional computers of the time, he founded Apple and launched the Apple I in 1976, hand-assembled with a graphics monitor and a keyboard. Years later, following the same idea, the Apple II appeared in 1979. The Lisa (1983) and Macintosh (1984) computers were the first to use the mouse and had the highest quality graphical interface, with folders, menus, and the desktop.

3. Microsoft: The Pioneer of Operating Systems

In the late 1970s, Bill Gates founded Microsoft which also began developing personal computers. At first, Gates used ideas from other machines to build his own, developing one of the first and most successful operating systems, MS-DOS, very close to those developed by Steve Jobs.

That's why Bill Gates created a partnership with Jobs, copying all the graphics technology from Macintosh to a new operating system: Windows. Thus, in the mid-1980s, the company became the leader in the personal computer market.

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Get the job done to say, following quite a while of UIs that vibe like hodgepodge instead of harmonious wholes, Microsoft needs to make Windows 11's UI reliable.

4. The Internet

The first worldwide computer network was the World Wide Web, created in 1992 by scientist Tim Berners-Lee. Its acronym WWW was used years later to identify the internet browser. He was also the creator of HTML, a programming language used to create websites, and HTTP, the protocol that establishes Internet connections to the entire world.  After its creation, the diffusion of the network was enormous. In 1993, it was announced that the internet would be public and free of charge to use and create any type of online project, making access available to users in general with the creation of communities and interaction between people. Today, the internet has more than 250 million users worldwide. Internet also provide many facilities i.e Stock images, videos & Many more, which are regularly used in life now.

5. Social Networks

The arrival of social networks revolutionized the way people relate and communicate. The year 2004 is the milestone of the popularity of social networks such as Orkut, Google, Facebook, YouTube and MySpace. With the creation of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, took the lead on a global level and today has more than 2.3 billion users.  YouTube, in 2005, brought a
platform with a definitive solution to produce, edit, share and make videos
available. With more than 1 billion users, the social network has opened the
door to new professions and a new way of consuming content. Twitter, created in 2006, standardized a style of micro blogging for sharing content quickly and with a high reach, with a limit of characters per post. The network has more than 326 million active users. Other famous platforms worth mentioning are Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Skype, LinkedIn, among others. 

6. Smartphones

The pioneer of smartphones (cell phones with advanced technologies) is the BlackBerry 5810 in the 2000s. It brought together a phone and personal organizer in one place, being able to send messages, receive calls, take notes and listen to music.  For years, BlackBerry and Nokia dominated the
market until Apple's launch of the iPhone in 2007. The iPhone combined new features with cell phones in addition to receiving calls. With it, it was
possible to use it with multi touch function, application downloads, voice
assistants (Siri) and a new IOS operating system.

7. Artificial Intelligence

The term "artificial intelligence” was created in 1956, but has only been
popularized nowadays thanks to the increasing volume of available data,
algorithms and With the help of the Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and others, AI made information accessible and automated processes that are now used in various fields, such as science and technology. An example is the autonomous cars and drones that transport people, which are already being created by Tesla and Google, without the need for human interference. In the present day, AI has evolved to provide many benefits to industries. Thanks to the influence of artificial intelligence, companies are already able to program warnings in their software, register products, generate reports, causing the system to issue automatic alerts when there is new information.

8. Industrial Automation

From the implementation of Lean Manufacturing, industrial automation became present in several processes on factory floors, especially in production lines with autonomous machines.  It was through the
Toyota Production System that appeared in Japan in the 50s by the Toyota
automotive company. At that time, Japanese industry suffered from very low productivity and lack of resources, a problem that Toyoda Sakichi wanted to solve, increasing production efficiency and reducing waste. Today he has become known around the world thanks to the best seller "The Machine That Changed the World", in which the aspects that led to the success of Toyota's production are described. In the 1980s, it was deployed throughout Latin America as the Toyota and Generals Motors factory was built.

9. Electric Cars

Electric cars are already a reality in many parts of the world, especially in Silicon Valley , where it is common to see them being recharged in front of homes. However, the invention of electric vehicles began in 1828, and the first electric vehicle was built by Thomas Davenport in 1835. Major automotive brands are already betting on the use of battery-powered vehicles as the means of transportation of the future:

BMW announced that from 2025 onwards they will only make electric cars.

• Toyota Set Target to stop selling gasoline-powered cars by 2050.

• Tesla only produces battery-powered cars, and the company in 2016 was already worth 60% of the market value of century-old Ford and GM.

10. Robotics

At the beginning of the 20th century, the need arose to increase productivity and improve product quality. Therefore, the implementation of industrial robots emerged with the aim of facilitating human work and accelerating processes.  The father of industrial robotics was George Devol, responsible for creating the first materials robot used in production work, called the Unimate . The first patents for conveyor machines belonged to the inventor, primitive robots that moved objects from one place to another.

TECNICON's New Bets For Industry 4.0

TECNICON believes that technology opens doors for industry 4.0 to become increasingly efficient and competitive in the market. Therefore, our investment is always in improving our management software more and more through new technologies, mainly in creating new automation means.

Check out the new technologies that our company is investing in: 

• Autonomous drone: our newest drone is being created by TECNICON by the best professionals in agronomic engineering and computer science, chosen especially for this project. It is being developed to have two hours of flight autonomy with multispectral cameras and to travel over crops, detecting pests and improving the productivity of small and medium producers.

• 3D Printer: the 3D printer is already in operation at the company, being used to create parts for our autonomous drone and other projects. Developed by automation engineers, it is expected to be ready in 2019, with the aim of increasingly automating the industry and making our customers even more competitive
in the market.

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