How Technology Has Changed Today 's Society

1326 Words Mar 16th, 2015 6 Pages
In today’s society, the computers we have now compared to the ones in the past, vary greatly. Back then, we could not do the many things that we could today with our technology. Our technology has grown tremendously throughout the years and with this technology, we have been able to accomplish a vast amount of things. With this exponential rate of our technology, it opens many opportunities for us. Also, it could possibly open up to the ‘Singularity’. In that case, there will be many outcomes of the singularity.
Background
Before the history of computers actually got started, the word ‘computer’ was being used around the 1700’s. It was defined as a human who was able to perform multiple calculations. The history of computers dates back to the 1820’s. A man by the name of Charles Babbage began developing a ‘Difference Engine’. The difference engine was a machine that was able to count multiple sets of numbers. In 1937 J.V. Atanasoff does an experiment in which he tries to create the first computer without gears, cams, belts or shafts. Four years later, Atanasoff, with the help of his graduate student Clifford Berry, they are able create a computer that is able to store and maintain information. This is the first digital computer.
From this point on, many people help join in on the history of the computer. In 1947/1948, the transistor was created. The transistor had a great impact and influenced the way of computers. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley all…
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