Technology has always been a fascinating topic, and there are always new and interesting facts to learn about it. Technology has bettered the way we live, work, and play.
This blog post will share 100 mind-blowing and interesting technology facts you may not know.
From the history of some of the world’s most famous tech companies to the interesting ways technology is used today; there’s something for everyone on this list.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Mind Blowing And Interesting Technology Facts
Technology is always improving by the day, and there are always new facts to learn about.
Here are 100 mind-blowing and interesting facts about technology that you may not know.
1. Computer programming is an occupation that is growing faster than any other.
2. The first mechanical computer was created in 1941 by Konrad Zuse.
3. The first electronic computer was created in 1946 by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry.
4. The first commercially available computer was created in 1951 by Ferranti.
5. The first personal computer was created in 1975 by MITS.
6. The first laptop computer was created in 1981 by Adam Osborne.
7. The first Palm Pilot was created in 1992 by Jeff Hawkins.
8. The first BlackBerry was created in 1996 by Mike Lazaridis.
9. The first iPod was created in 2001 by Tony Fadell.
10. The first iPhone was created in 2007 by Steve Jobs.
11. 2.3 billion people own an iPhone now.
12. In August, two years ago, Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Prices attained the $4000 mark.
13. 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road next year.
14. Amazon has 45,000 robots managed across 20 warehouses.
15. 47% of total jobs will not be available in the next 25 years as robots will replace 5 million workers by 2020.
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16. The first ever domain to be registered was symbolics.com.
17. The least active day to send an email is Friday.
18. Changing your font can save printer ink.
19. The QWERTY keyboard slows you down.
20. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. Instead, 92% of the currency is digital.
21. In 1956, 5 megabytes of data weighed one ton.
22. Spotify has 170 million monthly active users and 75 million paying subscribers.
23. They were initially called Microsoft Micro-soft; the hyphen was ditched in 1981.
24. The Internet is over 10000 days old.
25. The only state that can be typed on the same line as a QWERTY keyboard is Alaska.
26. In 1999, PayPal was voted top ten worst business ideas. Yet, as of four years ago, they are a 9.24 billion dollar business.
27. 80% of YouTube’sYouTube’s videos are watched from outside the U.S.
28. The most popular mobile app as of 2015 was Facebook.
29. People who use a computer blink 66% less than those who don’t.
30. The man referred to as the Father of Information Theory, Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit, which was the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today.
31. Over 3.8 billion people use the Internet today, which is 40% of the world’s population.
32. 8 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by next year.
33. Over 570 new websites are created every minute.
34. The video will account for about 80% of all internet traffic next year.
35. 340,000 tweets are sent every 60 seconds.
36. 500 million tweets are received every 24 hours.
37. Facebook has over 2 billion active users, with an average of 155 friends.
38. Daily over 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day.
39. Your online reputation and privacy worst enemies are WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
40. 1 in 7 divorces are blamed on Facebook.
41. Over 4.2 billion data records were stolen three years ago.
42. Over 88 million people will be born into this world this year. They will be given birth to a data and algorithm economy.
43. 90% of the world’s information has been created in the last couple of years.
44. 250 million hours of movies are watched every day via Netflix.
45. Over 56 million hours of music are streamed daily.
46. We spend over 33 million hours playing League of Legends.
47. There are presently 7.5 billion people on the planet, and in 2050 there will be 10 billion people.
48. “The Silver Surfer” is +50 people who use the Internet frequently.
49. The top in-demand jobs that did not exist a decade ago are Cloud Specialist, Fintech Manager, IOS and Android Developer, Data Scientist, Big Data Architect, and Transformation Manager.
50. Seven years ago, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones daily.
51. Phantom Vibration Syndrome is the name for a person thinking their phone is vibrating but isn’t.
52. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof, as users even bathe with them.
53. One of the first Computer Science Ph. D.s was earned by a nun.
54. If you discover a security bug in Facebook’sFacebook’s code, they will pay you big money for you to spill about it.
55. In the world of technology, November 30th is referred to as “Computer Security Day.”
56. On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
57. Ninety-one percent of all adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach every hour of every day.
58. There are 6.8 billion people in this world, and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone.
59. Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, as well as Apple all started in a garage.
60. 25 percent of USU.S.itizens use only a mobile device to use the Internet.
61. Every 60 seconds, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube by individual users.
62. Thirty million individuals watch television programming from their mobile phones.
63. It has been more than 40 years since the world’s first mobile phone call.
64. There are 350 million Snapchat messages sent every day.
65. RadioShack was one of the first to begin the PCP.C.evolution in 1970 with its TRS-80.
66. Douglas Engelbart invented the first mouse in 1963, made of wood.
67. Of the 60 billion emails that are sent on a daily basis, 97 percent are considered spam.
68. The first cell phone sold in America was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
69. Google handles around 1 billion search queries daily, releasing almost 200 tons of CO2 daily.
70. We have over 682 million iPhones all over the world.
71. 7 years ago, at least seventeen newborn girls were named Siri.
72. When the first iPod prototype was revealed to Late Steve Jobs, he thrashed it in an aquarium.
73. The English word for the red panda is “Firefox.”
74. The robot as a word originated from the Czech “robota.” robot means “forced labor.” in English.
75. The first ever VCR was the size of a piano. It was invented in 1965.
76. The first camera on planet earth took eight hours to snap a photo.
77. The very first Apple logo displayed Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head.
78. Alaska remains the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.
79. 1 out of 8 married couples actually met each other on the Internet.
80. Tech companies test their new products in New Zealand.
81. 7 years ago, NYU-Poly constructed a robotic fish and placed it in a tank.
The robotic fish simulated the fish’s motions so well it was eventually accepted and became their leader.
82. In 1956, 5 megabytes of data weighed one ton.
83. A factory in Japan can run without supervision for one month at a time. Robots almost entirely operate it.
84. In Mexico, there are special dustbins that offer free wifi to people who dispose of their dog poop in the right manner.
85. China was home to fake Apple stores in the past.
Even the workers believed they were working for Apple.
86. Carrier pigeons beat internet upload speed nine years ago. They sent pigeons over with USB sticks and began uploading a video over broadband simultaneously.
The pigeons won.
87. Time Magazine named the computer the “Man of the Year” in 1982.
88. The first alarm clock only rang at one time of day, 4 AM.
89. A dentist made the electric hair
90. The first ever domain to be registered was symbolics.com.
91. China has banned YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, and Skype from public use.
92. The computers in the Apollo 11 trip to the moon had less processing power than a modern-day cell phone.
93. Only 45.8% of China’sChina’s population uses the Internet.
94. You can ride a robot taxi to the United Arab Emirates.
95. The futuristic Toyota FCV is an eco-friendly car that can be a backup power source for your home during a blackout.
96. Around 1500, Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for a robot.
97. Email was invented before the web.
98. On a regular workday for a typist, their fingers travel at an average rate of about 12.6 miles per day.
99. The Social Media website Myspace has approximately 110 million registered users.
100. Youtube.com was registered on February 14th, 2005.
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