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These Photos Show How Much Technology Has Advanced In The Last 50 Years

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We often forget how much technology has advanced over a period of 50 years, especially in times when the batteries of our laptops mess up or as we eagerly await the arrival of quantum computers. Ofcourse, it is not tough to enlist a number of different innovative products which has altered our perspective on the world as a whole. For that matter, consider inventions like radio telescopes, the internet and smartphones. They say pictures speak louder than words, so let us present to you a total of 9 photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years.

Vacuum tubes

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Digital Equipment Corporation manufactured the PDP-7 minicomputer in 1965 when it was known as a cost-effective and immensely powerful computer. Sporting 9KB of memory, this computer set users back by $72,000.

1,000 TBs on disc

CD, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, bill gates, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

This might remind you of the time when we all used floppy discs.

The meaning of a minute has changed

Minute, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

How often do we say time is passing much quicker than usual?

Space is bigger than it used to be 30 years ago

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We continue to learn more and more each day about the size of the Universe. It turns out that the Solar System may have a new planet and a moon that we could never spot before. Oh, and that galaxy that orbits around seems to have unexpectedly appeared.

Computer with less processing power compared to TI-83 calculator landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

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It has got to be said that those Apollo engineers performed a great job with the scarce resources at their disposal.

The clarity of images has significantly improved

Pluto, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

Certainly, we can make out images a lot better than we could back in 1996.

Technology that is pocketable

Phones, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

We may soon have the ability to replace the videos on our phones with the blink of our eyes.

Technology has got smaller

Small tech, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

You might be or might not be happy to know that the future is headed in this same direction.

Memory sizes have significantly increased over a short time period

Memory, photos showing advancement of technology in last 50 years, photos showing advancement in technology in last 50 years

So, what’s next? DNA storage, perhaps? Most probably.

Also Read: The First Public Test Of Hyperloop Futuristic Transportation System Was A Success [VIDEO]

Hassan Aftab

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3 Comments to These Photos Show How Much Technology Has Advanced In The Last 50 Years

  1. Silvano Dotti

    Solo chi ha vissuto di persona gli stratosferici cambiamenti dai computer a schede perforate che occupavano un edificio all’iPhone può capire!
    I cosiddetti “nativi” del web non solo non conoscono la differenza tra bit e Byte, ma non sanno dell’esistenza dei KB e per loro dire MB, GB, o TB è la stessa cosa!

  2. Richard Esveld

    Thanks for sharing these stunning developments! I wonder whether technological improvements will start to taper off!

    Richard

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