Technology is quite a thing to behold. Over the last decades technology has expanded exponentially and we’ve come across some truly groundbreaking stuff. Let’s not waste any more time and look at science’s greatest hits.
Being able to know where on the planet you are is honestly a gift from techno-Jesus if you have as much orientation as I do. I couldn’t drive anywhere without a GPS, so thanks to this technological marvel I can see the outside world every once in a while. Not too much, though.
You can read this, I can put this on a place where you can read it, and we can all communicate with each other irregardless of distance. The internet has changed the world forever and I doubt any of us could really go back.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Thanks to this invention, we can literally look inside someone’s body. If that’s not something that shows you the true potential of technology and how far we’ve come, I’m not sure what else will convince you. The MRI has saved thousands, maybe millions of lives since its creation.
The International Space Station
It’s basically an Airbnb in space. Having a viable housing unit floating around in the deep abyss of space truly is a wonderful achievement for technology and humanity.
Hubble Space Telescope
Considering this thing is so powerful it made a picture of the deepest part of the universe known so far – looking back in time more than 13 billion years – it’s nothing short of amazing. For those interested, Google “Hubble Ultra Deep Field.” It will blow your mind.
The Mars Rover
It’s a robot riding around on Mars sending us pictures of its surface. What’s not to be amazed about? Sadly, both Mars rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – have gone dark on Mars’ surface. They exceeded all expectations however, since they were only meant to last about a month and survived for many years.
While it might be the plot device in loads of post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies (looking at you, James Cameron), the rate at which we can make machines learn things is nothing short of impressive. It actually proves that we’re also getting closer and closer to figuring out how a human brain works.