Technology has made incredible amounts of progress within the past 10 years. However, with all the new technology that is continually flooding into the market,we often forget that we were still using flip phones ten years ago. Technology has come such a long way that it is now possible to use virtual reality equipment in your living room.
When it comes to data storage, more and more data is able to fit into smaller storage devices. Floppy discs, for instance, had a storage capacity of anywhere from 79 kb to max of roughly 250 mb. Today, you can get a USB that can store 128 GB for around $30. That’s 512X the size storage of a large capacity floppy disc.
So, what does this all mean? In the past 20 years, technology has been progressing so quickly that we have a hard time imagining what more can be possible in terms of innovation. We now have smart home technology that allows us to lock our doors from our cell phones. Self-driving cars are being tested in the on real city streets and are predicted to be commonly used by 2020. We are living in an amazing time for technology. What was once thought to be pure science fiction has become reality.
It would seem that instead of inventing new technology, we are seeing trends of improving on current technology . While tech has not peaked, it has most certainly reached incredible heights. Innovation and creativity are on the horizon of 2017 and the years to follow. As we progress into the New Year, let us celebrate the lengths that technology has come, and eagerly await the future.
What technological advances do you hope to see?