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Evolution of Technology: How It Has Changed Over the Years | Abe Rahey

Abe Rahey on how technology has evolved over the years.

By Abe RaheyPublished about a year ago 3 min read

There is no doubt that technology has evolved over the years. It has changed so much that it is hard to imagine a world without it! From the early days of the telegraph and telephone to modern-day smartphones and virtual reality, technology has come a long way. This blog post will look at some of the most important milestones in the evolution of technology.

The 1800s were a time of great technological advancement. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, which allowed people to communicate long distances without being in the same place. The 1800s saw the development of the telegraph, and it allowed for rapid communication over large distances.

In 1891, Thomas Edison created the first electric light bulb, which revolutionized lighting. Soon after, other inventors began creating devices that could run on electricity, such as radios and televisions. Electricity became widely available in the early 20th century, and it transformed everyday life.

The invention of the computer is often considered one of the most important milestones in the evolution of technology. In 1941, John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry developed the first electronic computer called the Atanasoff-Berry Computer. However, this invention was not widely recognized until 1973, when it was proven that the Atanasoff-Berry Computer was the first computer.

The 1950s saw the development of several important technologies, including transistors, lasers, and satellites. In 1958, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit, which paved modern-day computers. The 1960s saw further advancement in technology, with inventions such as video cameras and microchips.

In 1971, Intel released its first microprocessor, which marked a major turning point in computing history. With this release, personal computers began to become more widespread. In 1984, Apple released the first Macintosh computer, a major success.

The 1990s saw the World Wide Web development and the creation of popular websites such as Google and Yahoo. In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web, making it possible for people to access information online. The 2000s saw further advancement in technology with inventions such as smartphones and tablets.

Virtual reality has also become increasingly popular in recent years. In 1992, Nintendo released its first virtual reality headset, called Virtual Boy. However, this product was not successful and was discontinued a year later. In 2010, Oculus VR released its Oculus Rift VR headset prototype, which received widespread acclaim from critics. Since then, virtual reality has become increasingly popular, and it is now used in a variety of applications, such as gaming, education, and business.


About Abe Rahey

Technology has always played a big part of Abe Rahey's life. As a teenager, Abe quickly learned that the video games he played with his friends would open a door to a more in-depth role-- not as a player, but as a developer. Even though Abe didn't have knowledge of any programming languages, he wrote down ideas for game after game using natural language until he had the ability to learn code.

When first learning to code, Abe quickly picked up the procedural languages of Java, BASIC, and C, and it quickly snowballed into Abe creating his own games and even running his own server. Before he had even graduated from high school, the 3D Portal Network that Abe had created had been purchased by GameSpy, a browsing platform that is incredibly popular today. Abe worked with the company in a management position for almost a decade, helping them transition to IGN Entertainment and then Fox Interactive.

After high school, Abe Rahey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. His experience in the jobs that he held after college attracted Google's attention, leading him to move from Phoenix, Arizona, to Mountain View, California to take up the role of Senior Director of Engineering. He's held the position for over 14 years. Throughout his tenure at Google, he gained experience in a number of different things, such as Product and Enterprise Infrastructure. He prides himself on being a fair, logical, and diplomatic leader. To learn more about Abe Rahey, be sure to visit his websites!

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Abe Rahey

Abe Rahey is a talented entrepreneur and digital engineer with a long-standing career at Google. Follow along to read his posts on technology, and visit AbeRahey.com to learn more about his footprint in the industry.

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