In the world of science and technology only one thing pushed everything forward for a better existence in life and a better world, I’m talking about the ENIAC. The ENIAC was said to be a mythical being which held different powers the computers today had. The ENIAC was a computer which was said to be the size of a school’s gym, and needed ventilation which would keep the grand machine safe from all harm and peril. Computers now-a-days only need one person to run them effectively. The ENIAC needed much more people than one because of its grand size. The ENIAC had 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7200 crystal diodes, 1500 relays, 70,000 resistors and around 5 million hand-soldered joints and weighed 30 short tons. Even though the ENIACS awesome size and Extreme weight, it could do less than home computers we have today. The advent transistor made it possible to make more advanced and compact computers so they wouldn’t be as bulky. The computer programming has changed from the ENIAC to the windows vista greatly, we now have a way to connect with people all over the globe and a way to communicate when out of touch. The computers have their own special language and they use a thing called “BINARY” it is a strange and complex language when first looked at, for example “01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00001101 00001010” Means Hello. In this whole essay, each letter the computer has is 8 bytes, now 8 bytes per letter, how much will whole words be? The word “hello” is 56 bytes, if u add on a sentence to the word hello you would get a much larger byte size, that is how when you save a file, it determines how much it is by “Mbs” not bytes, unless you didn’t write much and it will be in bytes. Steve Wozniak changed the way computers are today by not using a chip called the “8080” chip which was one of the things that were “top” in the computers back then. He had changed the ways computers work and how the interact with people, His apple 1 was not much of a success but apple 2 was a great accomplishment. Back in 1950s if you had said the word, “technology” you’d most likely get tripped by a guy named butch and be shoved in a locker for the rest of the term year. Now, when you say the word technology, everyone uses it, even if they are unaware, computers, cell phones, mp3 players and ever more things out there. The way we look at technology has changed a lot from when people lived back then, they saw computers as a governmental tool which could be used for war, now it’s used for information storage, gaming, communicating around the world. I believe if you took someone who was surrounded by technology their entire life and put them on a desert island and the tools; axe, shovel, spear and a bucket, it would still be hard for them because they spent their life with technology.
Some things I believe will influence the future are Gaming consoles, wrist computers, holograms, robots and hydro-cars. Gaming consoles will one day be more than just a gaming console, they could integrate with computers or even a television, and that wouldn’t be the end of that. Sometime in the future all the competitors would combine their companies together and make a superior gaming console and give each family one free console, but seeing is how the games would be 100$ each, they families would be urged to buy them. Now I’ll say it honestly the wrist computer is not a great invention, I’ve seen it! But even if, most great inventions come from mistakes and strange products, stealing other people’s ideas and making something much grander than the original product. If someone took the wrist computer watch and changed it into a suit where the wires would go through it and the visual part would be connected to the lens of the glasses which came with the suit. Now obviously this is a bad idea using a suit but by then bullet proof vests will be underrated and cheap so that’s what the suits would be made out of. Holograms do exist but they aren’t the type where there’s a human standing and talking through a force field, there’s one which is like a pen which u can scan a piece of paper and wave it around in the air and it shows that thing that u had scanned in a quick blur.
This could one day push us forward towards teleporting through beams of light and traveling far distances. Even the smallest things have had the greatest of impacts in the world. Robots are what some people think as ‘the terminator’ but no, a robot is just a computer, a computer which has certain programs which it is told to follow. There are robots in Japan and they look like animals, One day we might have robotic people working as clerks in convience stores, you input the product and input the amount owed and the robot would do all the work for you without feeling like your being hassled or like the owner doesn’t like you for any odd reason. Hydro-powered cars are something that will change the economy and even the ozone of the earth. Without the need of gas we can save hundreds of dollars, also since the cars wouldn’t need gas, they wouldn’t spew out unnatural gasses which can and will destroy our ozone layer. After the hydro car goes world-wide we can start helping the environment and the ozone will slowly repair itself.