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.
- 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.
- The only state that can be typed on the same line of a QWERTY keyboard is Alaska. You just checked didn’t you?
- 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.
- 80% of YouTube’s videos are viewed from outside the United States.
- The 2015 most popular mobile app was Facebook.
- People who are using a computer blink 66% less than those who aren’t.
- The first ever domain to be registered, symbolics.com, is still in existence today 31 years and 275 million domain names later.
- China has banned YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox and Skype from public use.
- The computers used in the Apollo 11 trip to the moon had less processing power than a modern day cell phone.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.