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13 Fun Facts About Technology

At Revolution Group, we love everything about technology … from interesting historical facts to the latest innovations and what the future can hold.  In this blog, we have compiled a list of 13 fun facts about technology that you may not know.

  1. The first alarm clock was designed for one person and could only go off at 4am – when they had to get up and get ready for work. An adjustable alarm clock was not created for another 60 years.

 

  1. The only state that can be typed on the same line of a QWERTY keyboard is Alaska. You just checked didn’t you?

 

  1. In 1999, PayPal, with its original business model, was voted top ten worst business ideas. As of 2015, they are a $9.24 billion dollar business.

 

  1. 80% of YouTube’s videos are viewed from outside the United States.

 

  1. The 2015 most popular mobile app was Facebook.

 

  1. People who are using a computer blink 66% less than those who aren’t.

 

  1. The first ever domain to be registered, symbolics.com, is still in existence today 31 years and 275 million domain names later.

 

  1. China has banned YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox and Skype from public use.

 

  1. The computers used in the Apollo 11 trip to the moon had less processing power than a modern day cell phone.

 

  1. Only 45.8% of China’s population uses the internet, yet a 2016 statistic shows that China has more people using the internet that any other country.

 

  1. Remember in the 1990 film Total Recall when Arnold Schwarzenegger climbed into the robotaxi (Johnnycab)? Well, if you travel to the United Arab Emirates, you can now ride in a robotaxi, too.  Run entirely on electricity, this autonomous taxi is no longer a thing of the future.

 

  1. An ecofriendly car that can act as a backup power generator for your house in the event of a blackout? That’s the futuristic Toyota FCV.

 

  1. Around the year 1500, Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for a robot.

 

To us, changing technology is fun. But, staying ahead of the technology curve is not always easy and as you can see from the list above, anything is possible.  Having a Managed Service Provider who knows technology inside and out is key to helping your business thrive.  Call Revolution Group today at 614-212-1111 or fill out the form below to learn more.

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