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SEVEN WONDERS IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD.

by Shiko Gathoni
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Just like the Seven Wonders of the World, only that in this case it applies to nature, technology as a world of its own also has seven wonders.

1. The internet

Many of us would wonder how this would go first without the computer as lead. In order of importance, it definitely strikes no.1. The internet stores an immense portion of human knowledge and is available to the free world for access. Besides wide range research and information, it also entails niceties that give life colour and make it worthwhile; entertainment, shopping, news and communication which has no distance with the system. Its history began with development of electronic computers in the 1950s following development of Telenet in the late 1960s.

2. The computer

A vast number of human beings can attest to the fact that the computer has changed the world and today things run in a completely different way. It has taken position in every arena of human life and has at some point turned out efficient than man. Work places, homes and processing companies depend on the gadgets for day-to-day chores. Thanks to Charles Babbage and 1837 for making lives so easy.

3. Lasers

First created in Malibu, California by Theodore H Maiman in 1960, the lasers have since been termed “a solution looking for a problem.” Consumer electronics, information technology, science, medicine, industry, law enforcement and the military have been positively affected by lasers through the years. Having revolutionalised surgery in the medical field, sight can easily be restored by use of these devices.

4. Hubble space telescope.

It has become one of the most important instruments in the history of astronomy. The telescope has brought the beauty of the heavens to the face of the earth since its launch in 1990. It has enabled incredible discoveries of the earth. Astronomer Lyman Spitzer the man behind the inventory pushed for the space telescope since 1946 when he wrote the paper Astronomical advantages of an extra terrestrial observatory.

5. Linux

A unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution first launched on 5th October 1992 by Linus Torvalds. It has opened the door to open source software more than any other has. Linux started as a brainchild of Linus and has now developed to a platform where many people work together without meeting face to face.

6. International space station.

Countries once bitter enemies in the 20th century joined hands to create a space station in pursuit of scientific knowledge. With the fail of the first planned space station freedom by NASA, Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada came together in the early 1990s to build the space station.

7. ipod

This has changed people’s perception on music. So unexpected to hit seven wonders list, the device has a tremendous impact to the world from how music is downloaded and bought to the wide range of music listened to. Not being the first portable digital music device, ipod has competed with giants in the field still standing out the people’s favourite.

 

 

 

 

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