Technological Advancements

Since the creation of transistorized computer in the late 1950s meant to surpass the telegraph itself by carrying on information such as statistics or numerical procedures, the advancements in electronics have not slowed down thanks to our thirst to grow out of experimental IBMs and evolve our way into a universe of what we now know as Apple and Microsoft. It is no surprise that laptops began existing by the early 80s and tablets were in fact pioneered in the early 90s before they became commercially available to the extent they evolved into the Ipads and Androids most of us use now. The way this has worked has stemmed mainly by the world renowned technicians such as Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs were able to take the mainframes and motherboards of even the most complex computers and work a way into having them fit on a more portable scale. This is thanks to what was known as the “microcomputer revolution”, which brought computers strictly usable by scientists into a more mainstream environment. Jason Hope illustrates  “advancing the use of computers, we were then able to create algorithms to make sure these worked in a manner consistent with how everyday mobility functions such as making cars, duplicating medicine in sterilized containers and even allow the progress of satellite technology to guide us around the world with the GPS meant to show us the way.” The knowledge and thirst from these technicians to push the boundaries on not just what computers could do but technology everywhere propelled the usage of touch screen and the possibility of accessing holograms to an extent wide enough for all to see. Through all of this we were influenced to go as far as install caller ID with our homes phone,  create  Wi-Fi so as to stay connected in a less literal fashion and access video chats with our cellphones. Although it seems that we live in a world where laptops are almost as small as our cellphones, the innovations continue to arrive in ways we never thought would be this widespread such as Google Glass or the Android wear, two wearable devices that can imitate what could once only be done through regular phones.  Jason Hope thinks that the way machinery has managed to come this far since the turn of the millennium proves how the rules of technological possibilities are just like limits: they can be broken with the right knowledge and conviction.