45 Interesting Facts About Technology

45 Interesting Facts About Technology

The future of the evolution of everything around us will be determined by the interplay between humans and technology. Both are beneficial to one another and are necessary for a simple, fast-paced, and comfortable life. Technology is incredibly adaptable in ways that one can only fathom, and we still know very little about it. So, today I’ll share some fascinating technological facts with you:

  1. ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first electronic programmable computer, released in 1945.
  2. Doug Engelbart invented the first computer mouse in 1964. It had a rectangular shape and was made of wood.
  3. Most people are unaware that Email predates the World Wide Web.
  4. Creeper, the first-ever computer virus, was created in 1971. “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!” the virus simply stated.
  5. When Apple Computer Co co-Founder Ronald Wayne first founded the company in 1976, he designed the original Apple logo. Apple’s emblem in the 1970s portrayed Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree.
  6. Microsoft started working on a tool called “Interface Manager” in 1981. Because Interface Manager was renamed Windows in 1983, most people will be unfamiliar with the name. Windows 1.0 was released in 1985, and it is today the most widely used operating system on the planet.
  7. In 1983, Motorola unveiled the DynaTAC 8000x, the world’s first mobile phone.
  8. The first .COM domain was registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics Inc.
  9. The World Wide Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, and the first website was here. On August 6, 1991, the first web page was launched.
  10. Until 1995, registering a domain name was free.
  11. Google was created in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Google’s search engine is used for 70% of all searches worldwide. The origins of Google can be traced back to a spelling mistake. Page wanted to call the search engine googol at first. In mathematics, a “googol” is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. By the time the company was founded, the name had been changed to Google.
  12. In 1999, Google was put up for sale. Excite CEO George Bell was approached by Larry Page about selling Google.
  13. The internet speed at NASA is 91 GB per second.
  14. Carrier pigeons were quicker than the internet until 2010.
  15. People read 10 per cent slower on a screen than they do on paper.
  16. “Keeping up with technology” was cited by 31% of IT professionals as the most difficult problem at work.
  17. The Firefox logo is a red panda, not a fox.
  18. Thousands of people and hundreds of bots work together to update Wikipedia.
  19. Every day, the AV-TEST Institute detects about 350,000 new viruses and harmful programmes.
  20. On the World Wide Web today, there are about 1.5 billion websites. Surprisingly, around three-quarters of all websites are idle, implying that there are approximately 200 million active websites.
  21. According to the Global Datasphere in 2018, the total amount of digital data created around the world is 33 Zettabytes. The data was saved on standard hard drives for over 60% of the time. China is expected to surpass the United States as the country with the most cumulative data soon.
  22. NordPass has issued a list of the most popular passwords for the year 2020. The password “123456” was chosen by almost 2.5 million individuals. In 2020, it was cracked over 23.5 million times.
  23. Every minute, about 500 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube by its 2 billion monthly logged-in users.
  24. The QWERTY keyboard was created to reduce typing speed.
  25. Before settling on Amazon, Jeff Bezos tried a few potential names for his company. Cadabra Inc. was the first business name he registered.
  26. The first “Smartphone” was created by IBM in the early 1990s, but it wasn’t until 2010-2011 that the “true” Smartphone began to emerge.
  27. Nuclear weapons are among the most technologically advanced weapons of mass destruction.
  28. The word “robot” has a shady history. If you search up the origins of the word “robot,” you’ll find that it derives from the Czech word “robota,” which means “forced labour or work.” Carl Kapek, a Czech writer, coined the term “robot” in 1920.
  29. 86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down.
  30. The term “Android” is reserved for males. The term “Android” refers to a human who appears to be a male robot. A “Gynoid” is the female equivalent of this term.
  31. When someone thinks their phone is vibrating when it isn’t, it’s known as “Phantom Vibration Syndrome.”
  32. The most disliked font in the world is Comic Sans.
  33. Cell phones are used by more people than toilets. Over 6 billion individuals in the globe have access to a cell phone, out of a total population of 7.7 billion. Only 4.5 billion people have access to working toilets.
  34. Technology phobia, aptly dubbed technophobia, arose from workers’ fears that machines would usurp their employment during the Industrial Revolution.
  35. YouTube’s music material accounts for 5% of the total. They account for 20% of all views on YouTube!
  36. 33% of divorced spouses identified Facebook as their cause for splitting up.
  37. Over 90% of the world’s currency is electronic.
  38. Seniors above the age of 50 who use the internet regularly are becoming increasingly rare. It’s so uncommon that it’s given a name: Silver Surfers.
  39. New Zealand is a popular location for IT businesses to test their technologies. Because it’s isolated, word of a product failure won’t spread quickly.
  40. Non-human traffic accounts for about 51% of all internet traffic. Hacking programmes, spammers, and phishing account for more than 30% of the total.
  41. By 2030, it is anticipated that digital technology will have reduced global carbon emissions by 20%. 
  42. In March 1938, the famed smartphone and electronics company began as a grocery store. Samsung first entered the electronics business in the 1960s.
  43. On February 14th, 2005 (Valentine’s Day), YouTube.com was registered as a video-dating website. It was created to allow users to upload files of themselves talking about their ideal companion.
  44. Nintendo was born in the misty days of 1889 as a playing card company. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the company began creating toys, followed by video games a decade later.
  45. WordPress is used by 35% of the internet.

Technology has altered how we entertain ourselves, interact with one another, and consume various forms of media. It has created amusing developments, but it has also made significant advancements in home security and medical gadgets. It helps with safety, mobility, and connectivity, which opens up new possibilities.

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