Monday, October 31, 2016

The growth of Technology

Significant Technologies throughout history


Technology has improved throughout the generation, and has improved the society, and many of our lives. 



Here is a timeline of Significant technologies that are created!

The Abacus From 2400 B.C. 

The first "Technology" was the Abacus, aka a calculator, it is invented in Babylonia.



The Mechanical Clock From the 724 

Created by Liang Lin Can, a Chinese engineer. 
- Water driven, made ticking sound, and was created to keep track of time. 

Soon enough, many ground breaking technologies were invented, like flying machines, as in the helicopter.

The Flying Machines From the 1500

Invented by Leonardo Da Vinci, he was a genius human being, he does painting like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper painting. Although the helicopter wasn't built until 1940, but Leonardo sketch the details of the helicopter. Aside for his invention of Helicopter, he also invented many other things, such as the parachute, the armoured cars, the giant crossbow and many others.

Photography From the 1826

The first photo was taken in 1826, after the invention by Joseph Nicephore Niecpe. This technology was life changing, people could use it to take important histories. Nowadays, many of the population rely on photography, like all the selfies we have on our phone. 



Television

Aka the TV, which was invented in the 1925, by John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer. 



The Evolution of Computers

Computers were started as huge machines built with buttons but with no visuals.

1822, The first computer was created: an English Mechanic Engineer and polymath, Charles Babbage invented the first mechanic computer, but was a failure. However, this computer is considered as the "Father of Computers".

1890, Herman Hollerith, designed punch card system to calculate the 1880 census, and established a company that became IBM.

1936, Alan Turing built the Turing Machine, it was capable to compute anything that was computable. 

1954, The FORTRAN programming language was born.

1964 Douglas Engelbart shows a prototype of the modern computer: a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI)

1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computers, Apple I, the first computer with single-circuit board.



1977, Apple II was invented which showed color graphics and incorporates an audio cassette drive for storage.


1999, Wi-Fi became a big part of Computers, which was connecting to the internet with no wires.

2006: Apple introduces MacBook, its first Intel-based, dual-core mobile computer.




Telephones: The Evolution of Telephones


The first original phone was invented by Elisha Gray, Antonio Meucci of Italy, and Innocenzo Manzetti, in 1876, which was the origin of telephones.
Telephones had been developed since then, which brings us to the "Candle stick" telephone.
Invented Almon Strowger in the late 1800s. the candle stick phone is the first dial telephone. 

The rotary phone was also created in the late 1800s by Almon, and has gotten very popular in the 1960s to 1970s. 


The push button telephone was then invented in 1963 by the company Bell Telephone. The phone allowed to push numbers instead of rotating the numbers. This phone developed the connivence for the society for using the phone, it has replaced the rotary phone.

Later the portable telephone has been invented by Teri Pal, which was cordless, so you could talk anywhere in your house. 

Nokia, the first small portable phone where you could take around conveniently, the founder of Nokia was Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin.


The first ever flip phone: The Motorola StarTAC was invented in 1996, by the Company Motorola. 


The changing point of all mobile phones, the smart phone: the first innovative touch- screen phone named "iPhone" invented by Steve Jobs, introduced in 2007. Although, iPhone was not the first touch-screen phone, but iPhone is the first touch-screen phone, that was recognized, and now everyone is using the smartphones: touch-screen phones.



























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