Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Magic of Today's Technology

The purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to the news of the myriad of technological advancements occurring in our modern world. Every day improvements are made to even the most state-of-the-art contraptions, making them both obsolete and part of the past. It is hard to fathom the speed at which we are moving into a bright, wonderful, and perhaps even frightening future, and it is important to gain the wisdom as a species to put the technologies we develop to good use. But, even on the individual level, advancements in technology still hold much relevance, and this blog will present devices that pique our interest and curiosity, bolster our hope for the world of tomorrow, and make us wonder. To show you what I mean, consider the following facts in which I credit the YouTube video "Shift Happens" for providing:
There are over 2.7 billion Google searches performed each month.
The number of texts sent and received daily is greater than the population of the entire planet.
Third generation fiber optics pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand of fiber (1,900 CDs or 150 million phone calls every second). It’s currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next two decades. They’re just improving the switches on the ends, meaning the marginal cost of these improvements is $0.
Predictions are that by 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the human brain itself.
By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computation capability of the human brain.
And by 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species as a whole.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I cant wait to be part of this influx of technology.
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