We take technology for granted but did you know…

Many of us grew up as computer technology was evolving. Today we take so much of modern conveniences for granted. Brendan Spaar has shared some technology trivia to remind us that it is indeed amazing. See how many of these tech trivia bits you knew. If you had bought the computing power that’s inside an iPhone 5s back in the 1990s, it would have cost you $3.56 million. Bet that $500 phone doesn’t sound quite as expensive now, does it? There was more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than there was in the computer used to land Apollo 11 on the moon. Wonder how the astronauts would have felt if they knew that back then. In the early 1990s, there were about 1 million mobile phones in use worldwide. There are over 5 billion in use today. No wonder it’s hard to make a call sometimes. There’s about 1.3 trillion gigabytes of data on the internet. Imagine 75 billion 16GB iPads fully loaded and that’s what the data would look like stored. If you stacked them up, it would reach 339 miles high. That would make Apple very happy to see. There will be more information stored as data in the next 2 days than was created in recorded history up to 2003. Either we have more to say or people need to start living life. There is 100 hours of video uploaded to Youtube every minute. That equals 16 years of recorded history a day. Maybe you should think twice about posting that crazy cat video. Wikipedia was started in 2001. If you could print all the information it has collected, without images it would take 2953 volumes to hold it all. The Encyclopaedia Britannica was begun in 1768 and has 32 volumes. It’s a lot easier to access the info online than to store heavy volumes of the same information. So the next time you use your cellphone, computer or other digital age device, remember that one day you might be a part of tech trivia too.

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