Why Is Technology Important To Our Future?

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Technology has been developing for centuries and has taken a huge leap toward our future. Technology has advanced so much to the point where everyone has high expectations for my generation of engineers. Alan Mathison Turing was a British pioneering computer scientist and a mathematician who has made major contributions in his time (Copeland). Over 70 years ago, Turing introduced the notion of machine that is universal. The central concept of the contemporary computers was based on his very ideas and contributions.
In 1937, J.V. Atanasoff, who is a professor at Iowa State University for physics and mathematics, attempts to build the first computer without the use of shafts, belts, gears, or cams. Four years after that attempt, Atanasoff and Clifford Berry, a graduate student of his, designed a computer that can solve 29 equations concurrently. In 1944, John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, two professors of the University of Pennsylvania, built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator, the ENIAC. The ENIAC fills a 20 by 40 foot room and is seen as the grandfather of digital computers. Two years later, Mauchly and Presper leave the University of Pennsylvania in order to
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You can take some inventions for granted, such as air conditioning and TV. The most significant invention of the 20th century was the transistor. This microchip transistor is the building block of a processor. You can say that without this invention, other inventions like laptops and televisions would not be as compact as you expect them to be today. The transistor changed the way people do their jobs, listen to music, buy items, pay their bills, etc… We need transistors in pacemakers in order to keep our hearts pumping; computer chips also run inside our cars and cell phones. The PC and the Internet would not have been utilized if it were not for microchip transistors

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