Technology has developed our daily lives. It’s in how we eat, the things we see, the way we sleep, the stuff we hear, our means of spending e.t.c.But, there are still some things some of us do not care about tech, let’s find out 100 Mind-Blowing And Interesting Technology Facts:
1. We have over 682 million iPhone all over the world.
2. 7 years ago, at least seventeen newborn girls were named Siri.
3. The English word for red panda is “Firefox.”
4. The robot as a word originated from the Czech “robota.” robot means “forced labor.” in English.
5. The first ever VCR was the size of a piano. It was invented in 1965.
6. The first camera on planet earth took eight hours to snap a photo.
7. The very first Apple logo displayed Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head.
8. Alaska remains the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.
9. 1 out of 8 married couples actually met each other on the Internet.
10. Tech companies test their new products in New Zealand. Why? The nation is diverse, its residents speak English, and if a product flops, news doesn’t spread as quick because it is relatively isolated.
11. Bill Gates’s house was designed by a Mac.
12. 7 years ago, NYU-Poly constructed a robotic fish and placed it in a tank of golden shiners. The robot simulated the fishes’ motions so well, it was eventually accepted and became their leader.
13. A factory in Japan can run without supervision for one month at a time – it’s almost entirely manned by robots.
14. In Mexico, there are special dustbins that offer free wifi to people who dispose of their dog poop in the right manner.
15. China was home to fake Apple stores in the past. They were so fake, that even the employees were convinced they were working for Apple.
16. Carrier pigeons beat internet upload speed 9 years ago. They actually sent pigeons over with USB sticks and began uploading a video over broadband simultaneously. The pigeons won.
17. Time Magazine named the computer the “Man of the Year” in 1982.
18. The first alarm clock only rang at one time of day, 4AM in the morning.
19. When the first iPod prototype was revealed to Late Steve Jobs, he thrashed it in an aquarium. No, it wasn’t a rude move: Steve used the subsequent air bubbles as proof that there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
20. Phantom Vibration Syndrome is the name for person thinking his or her phone is vibrating but isn’t.
21. 7 years ago, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones daily.
22. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof, as users even bathe with them.
23. One of the first Computer Science PHD’s was earned by a nun.
24. If you discover a security bug in Facebook’s code, they will pay you big money for you to spill about it.
25. In the world of technology, November 30th is referred to as “Computer Security Day.”
26. On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
27. Ninety-one percent of all adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach every hour of every day.
28. There are 6.8 billion people on the planet and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush.
29. Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, as well as Apple all started in a garage.
30. 25 percent of US citizens use only a mobile device to use the Internet.
31. Every 60 seconds, 100 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube by individual users.
32. Thirty million individuals watch television programming from their mobile phones.
33. It has been more than 40 years since the world’s first mobile phone call successfully took place.
34. There are 350 million Snapchat messages sent every day.
35. RadioShack was one of the first to begin the PC revolution, back in 1970, with its TRS-80.
36. The first mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1963; it was made of wood.
37. Of the 60 billion emails that are sent on a daily basis, 97 percent are considered spam.
38. The first cell phone sold in America was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
39. Google handles around 1 billion search queries each and every day, releasing almost 200 tons of CO2 per day.
40. The man referred to as the Father of Information Theory, Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit – the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today – during his master’s degree program, when he was just 21 years old.
41. Over 3.8 billion people use the internet today, which is 40% of the world’s population.
42. 8 billion devices will be connected to the internet by next year.
43. Over 570 new websites are created every minute.
44. By next year, video will account for about 80% of all internet traffic.
45. 340,000 tweets are sent every 60 seconds.
46. 500 million tweets are sent every 24 hours.
47. Facebook possess over 2 billion active users who have an average of 155 friends.
48. There are over 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook every day, 800 million likes per day, and 175 million love reactions per day.
49. Your online reputation and privacy worst enemies are WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
50. 1 in 7 divorces are blamed on Facebook.
51. Over 4.2 billion data records were stolen three years ago.
52. More than 88 million people will come into this world this year. They will be born into a data and algorithm economy.
53. 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last couple of years.
54. 250 million hours of TV shows and movies are watched every day via Netflix.
55. Over 56 million hours of music is streamed daily.
56. We use up over 33 million hours playing the game League of Legends.
57. There are presently 7.5 billion people on the planet, and in 2050 there will be 10 billion people.
58. “The Silver Surfer” is +50 people who use the internet frequently.
59. The top in-demand jobs that did not exist a decade ago are Digital Marketing, Cloud Specialist, Social Media Intern, Fintech Manager, IOS and Android Developer, Uber Driver, Data Scientist, Big Data Architect, Transformation Manager.
60. We are presently readying students for employment that don’t exist using technologies that haven’t been invented; to solve problems that we are not even sure are problems yet.
61. More than a decade ago, Apple launched its first iPhone. 2.3 billion people now own an iPhone now.
62. In August, two years ago, Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Prices attained the $4000 mark.
63. 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by next year.
64. 6 years ago, Amazon had 1,000 robots operating in its warehouses. Now Amazon has 45,000 robots managing across 20 warehouses.
65. 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years as robots will replace 5 million workers by 2020.
66. The average office worker receives 121 emails per day.
67. The least active day to send an email is Friday.
68. Changing your font can save printer ink.
69. The QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow you down. If you want to type faster, try the Dvorak Keyboard.
70. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. 92% of the currency is digital.
71. In 1956, 5 megabytes of data weighed one ton.
72. Spotify has 170 million monthly active users and 75 million paying subscribers.
73. Microsoft was initially called Micro-soft; the hyphen was ditched in 1981.
74. The internet is over 10000 days old.
75. The only state that can be typed on the same line of a QWERTY keyboard is Alaska. You just checked, didn’t you?
76. In 1999, PayPal, with its original business model, was voted top ten worst business ideas. As of four years ago, they are a 9.24 billion dollar business.
77. 80% of YouTube’s videos are viewed from outside the United States.
78. The most popular mobile app as of 2015 was Facebook. Can’t say same now though.
79. People who use a computer blink 66% less than those who aren’t.
80. The first ever domain to be registered was symbolics.com.
81. China has banned YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox and Skype from public use.
82. The computers used in the Apollo 11 trip to the moon had less processing power than a modern day cell phone.
83. 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.
84. You can ride a robotaxi to the United Arab Emirates.
85. The futuristic Toyota FCV is an eco-friendly car that can act as a backup power generator for your house in the event of a blackout.
86. Around the year 1500, Leonardo da Vinci sketched plans for a robot.
87. The email was invented before the web.
88. On a regular workday for a typist, their fingers travel at an average rate of about 12.6 miles per day.
89. The social Media website Myspace has approximately 110 million registered users. If the social media site had been considered a country, it would be the 10th largest; right after Mexico.
90. Youtube.com was registered February 14th, 2005.
91. Computer programming is an occupation that is growing faster than any other.
92. The first online advertisement banner was created and used in the year of 1994.
93. There are about 1 billion instant messenger accounts that are active around the world today.
92. In the 19th century, a mathematical professor, “Charles Babes,” introduced everyone with the word “computer,” he has created an Analytical Engine, on which basis today’s computers are also working.
93. In 1952 the trackball was invented by Tom Cranston and Fred Longstaff.
94. The average annual income of employees of Apple headquarters is $ 125,000.
95. If you use iTunes, you have already agreed not to use Apple products to make nuclear weapons.
96. Ninety percent of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being Delivered.
97. According to Reuters as the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadala is now the most powerful Indian executive technical executive officer in the world.
98. The total number of devices connected to the internet by the year 2020 is going to be 31 Billion.
99. A dentist invented the electric chair.
100. Charles Babbage invented the first computer decades ago.
There you have it – a comprehensive list of Mind Blowing And Interesting Technology Facts you should know. If you know other interesting facts not mentioned in this article, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.