Surprising Facts About Technology That You Probably Don’t Know

Surprising Facts About Technology That You Probably Don’t Know

Aug 12

As we all know, technology is one of the fastest-growing fields worldwide with new discoveries being made every single day. With that being said, have you ever wondered how we go to where we are today? Cars that drive themselves, cell phones with GPS capabilities, digital currency, self-driving cars, the list is never-ending! 


The first-ever video camera recorder was created in 1956 and was the size of a piano! Imagine trying to walk around with that thing…

The Radio

The radio took nearly 38 years to have the capabilities of reaching an audience of 50 million people whereas the Apple iPod only took a mere three years to reach the same amount of people. Mind-blowing!

First Camera

The first camera took its first photograph in 1826 and took about 8 entire hours to expose. The camera was created by Louis Daguerre who was later able to narrow down the time frame to 15 minutes by 1839. Its no wonder no one smiled in family portraits in the 1900s; imagine how much your mouth would hurt from holding a smile for 15 minutes! Technology has come a long way since then, thank goodness. 


You’ve probably already heard that Alexa listens to every conversation you have. Well, guess what, it’s true unless you turn off that feature. Alexa has been programmed to store all your conversations into its own “cloud” to help improve user experience and offer targeted ads and information per your conversations and interests. Luckily, if you don’t feel comfortable with that, you can easily review and delete the recordings in their system preferences. 

Playstation 3

Yes, we are specifically talking about the Playstation 3 model here. The United States Air Force used almost 2,000 PlayStation 3 consoles in order to establish its own supercomputer for the Department of Defense in 2010. See, PlayStations aren’t just used for gaming and streaming services. 


Can you believe that people in the United States still use dial-up? Surprisingly, statistics share that as of 2017, over 2 million people continue using AOL mainly because they live in a rural area with unreliable internet service. Also, dial-up is fairly affordable at only about $20 per month.

Computer Viruses

Watch out! There are over 6,000 new computer viruses created every month that can attack your computer. This number continues to drastically rise annually. Protect your personal information! 

Fear Of Technology

Believe it or not, people can have a phobia of technology. The official name is called technophobia and is derived from the Industrial Revolution when workers were scared that computers and machinery would take over their careers. Same way as today, where some people may be afraid that technology will become too advanced such as artificial intelligence technology. We have come a long way, but there are just some things even a robot cannot do. 

Digital Currency

Did you know over 90% of the currency in the world is digital? Nowadays there are so many alternate options than carrying cash for ease of use and simplicity. Only around 8% of worldwide cash is actual money, thanks to credit cards, debit cards, direct deposit, and internet purchases.

That’s all we have to share this month! Stay tuned for another set of wild and interesting facts.

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