Technology has gone a long way and most people find it very difficult to keep up with the latest technology. Below are 10 amazing facts about technology.
I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’ -Elon Musk
With the many extraordinary technological advancements lately, there is absolutely nothing impossible. Technology has become an integral part of our lives and if you are a Tech freak, you must be aware of these amazing facts.
1. Scientists can now use deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to store and retrieve images. Videos, images, emails and other digital data up to 10,000 gigabytes in size can be stored in a smear of DNA.
2. Drones can now build a bridge by themselves. Oh, yes! With amazing ease, two quadrocopters have autonomously assembled rope bridge. This was done in Switzerland by deploying two drones connected with an anchor at two ends, creating a 120 m long bridge with 9 rope segments.
amazing facts about technology
amazing facts about technology
3. The best selling mobile phone of all time was the Nokia 1100, made in Finland. A whooping 250 million units were sold. With this record, it is the most-sold electrical gadget in history, slightly ahead of the PlayStation 2.
4. The most dangerous virus ever created in the form of a worm is called ILOVEYOU. It attacked by replicating itself and crashing systems. It first arrived through e-mail messages as a love letter from a secret admirer. Once the email was opened and the attachment is clicked on, the virus spread fast.
5. It is predicted that by the year 2033, there would be anonymous robots that are designed to kill. It is understood that these robots can certainly spare a lot of human life, but they are also capable of identifying targets and killing them without any human input.
6. In February 2009, Google tweeted for the first time ever on Twitter. The tweet was “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” When translated from binary into English, the tweet says “I’m feeling lucky.”
7. LinkedIn, Youtube, Yelp, and SpaceX were all founded by former employees of PayPal. They are collectively known as PayPal Mafia. , Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman are members of this mafia.
8. There are now smart water bottles that track a user’s water consumption, smart medical pill bottles that remind patients to take their pills, and innovative alcohol bottles that help consumers ensure authenticity of the product.
9. While it took the iPod just 3 years to reach a market audience of 50 million, it took radio 38 years and television, 13 years to reach the same market audience.
10. To combat global warming, scientists are proposing creative ways to artificially cool the atmosphere by either blocking the sun’s rays or sucking up excess CO2. The plan is to “hack” the planet back into shape.
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