In this blog, our marketing assistant Ash, will share some  rather interesting, yet random facts about technology:

We cannot dispute the fact that technology has taken centre stage in our lives. It all started in the Stone Age

  • Stone Age implements were some of the earliest signs of technology. Technology is the application of knowledge to create new tools or devices. This indicates that the invention of cooking and carrying pots by people in the Stone ages is an example of technology. Technology has improved people’s lives throughout history.  

Did you know, printer ink can be saved by changing fonts?

  • Yes, fonts are not all created equal. According to the hypothesis,  using a font with a “lighter” stroke will result in a minor reduction in the amount of ink used each page. By switching to one of the lighter fonts, you’ll probably save roughly 10% ink, assuming that you’re only printing with inkjet printers that utilise the standard cartridges (not ink tanks or laser printers that use toner as their printing medium). 

Would you believe me if I told you that 92% of the world’s currency is electronic? 

  • This indicates that the majority of the money you make, deal with, spend on goods and services, and so forth, only exists on computers and hard drives. Physical money makes up only about 8% of cash worldwide. All of the black money hoards originate inside this 8%. Although not a precise number, this is a reasonable estimate that economists appear to agree on. Although this low percentage initially seems crazy, it actually makes sense when you consider that the majority of significant transactions are carried out electronically.

Let’s include a random fact for you-

  • Initially, Apple planned to create an apple-shaped flip phone. Apple patented a phone design in the form of a real apple before the initial iPhone design.

Technology benefits us in our medical care-

  • By releasing mosquitoes that had been altered to stop them from transmitting the virus, a scientist by the name of ‘Ali Utarini’ was able to reduce the number of cases of dengue fever, an illness brought on by specific mosquitos, by 77%  in some areas of a sizeable Indonesian city. They used technology to inject bacterium into mosquito eggs, stopping dengue sickness by spreading the bacteria to other mosquitos. With the use of this technology, fewer people will become ill or even pass away from sickness, especially in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Did you know that in 1936, Russia invented a machine that functioned on water?

  • Before transistors were made smaller, computers employed a much more obvious counting system. Gears, pivots, beads, and levers were frequently used, and they required a power source to run.  A computer powered by water created in 1936 by Russian scientist ‘Vladimir Lukyanov’ was the first of its kind in the world to be able to solve partial differential equations. The answers were indicated by the levels of interconnecting glass tubes filled with water, while changing the taps and plugs altered the variables. It had uses in a number of disciplines, including metallurgy, rocket engineering, and geology.

Stay tuned for more interesting, yet random facts on technology.