100 Surprising Facts About Technology 2020

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Written by Vishal for Factober


August 6, 2020

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If you’re in a technology, or a tech blogger, or a tech YouTuber these are for you. Share them on social media, make your next YouTube video out of them or do whatever you like. Don’t forget to join the conversation in the comments, let’s know your opinion. If any fact is missing from this list, let’s know we will update the post accordingly. Enjoy.

3.50 Billion smartphone users in the world

According to Statista (a firm specialized in statistical research) in July 2020 there is about 44.85% population in the world owns a smartphone. The number is rising exponentially, with the technology changes new users are added daily.

China is no.1 smartphone user country in the world

About 59.9% population of China owns a smartphone, which’s about 851 Million. China is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. The growth rate is high and many technology companies are owned by Chinese people.

India is 2nd country in the world having the bigger number of smartphone users.

About 25.3% Indian’s own a smartphone, which’s about 346 Million out of a total of 1.37 Billion. India and China are the most populated countries in the world. Technological advancements are rapidly taking place there, in the near future India will definitely become a superpower.

The United States is a 3rd country with the most smartphone users.

About 79.1% US population own a smartphone. Indian’s own a smartphone, which’s about 260 Million out of a total of 329 Million. US is the most advanced company is the research and innovation sector. They’ve been exploring the space for long time, the NASA is one of the most popular space research organization. And, 79.1% population having a smartphone is a sign of how updated they’re as compared to other countries. They’re the house of Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple, Tesla and many other tech giants.

Sir George Cayley is known as the father of Aerodynamics

He is the first to identify the four aerodynamic forces of flight: weight, lift, drag, and thrust. Modern Airplane designs are affected by on these forces. And, these discoveries made it simple to design a modern flying machines.

T-Series is the most subscribed YouTube channel in the World

With 140 million subscribers around the world, T-Series is now (as on May 2020) the most popular YouTube channel. Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie is the second most subscribed user.

PewDiePie is the 2nd most subscribed YouTuber

With 104 million subscribers around the world, PewDiePie is now (as on May 2020) the most popular YouTube channel. Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie is the second most subscribed user. After a tough internet war between the T-Series & PewDiePie both users gained a substantial amounts of subscribers. PewDiePie is the number one most subscribed YouTube channel in case of individual creators.

Artificial Intelligent will grab the market share of over 125 billion upto 2025

According to a statistical research organization Statista, the global AI market revenue is forecast to increase from around five billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to a little over 125 billion in 2025. The worldwide market revenue for artificial intelligence is will grow from 2015 to 2025. The more companies are entering into the AI market and in future there will be  a lot of jobs available for electronics, automation and AI/ML engineers.

China Became The Top Filer of International Patents in 2019

Chine filed 58,990 applications and surpassed US which filed 57,840 in 2019. Every year many countries files the applications to WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System, for patent grant. India is far behind that. Indians should start thinking about research & innovation. In future, countries with good technology profile will lead the world.

8 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020.

Internet of Things is the new era and about 8 billion devices will get connected to the internet worldwide. Many technology companies have started to invest in IoT research and innovation. Google and Microsoft are also not behind. BMW has already placed IoT enabled cars on the roads.

The year 2020 is full of pandemic, work from home and research and development and drug discovery and all that. Everything is a mess. We’re hoping the year 2021 will be the start of new innovation era. Even India has changed its education policies. We’ll see more innovation in 2021. Let’s 2020 passes by without further damage.

Google is green, it rents out goats to mow on their lawns.

Google rents out about 200 goats every year to mow (cutting, cleaning, etc). on their lawns. Instead of noise and pollution they choose goats to handle the grass. Google hires them through a company, called “California Grazing”. 

World's first computer was about 1800 square feet in size.

It was large like a big room. It’s occupying about 1,800 square feet area. It was made up of about 18,000 vacuum tubes. And, its weigh was about 50 tons. You can compare this with today’s nail-sized computers.

World's first fuel powered car was invented by Karl Benz.

Karl Benz formulated the rules for manufacturing fuel powered car 1885. It’s became the base model for today’s modern cars.

World's first video camera recorder was of a piano size.

World’s first things were always larger in size, see our universe, computers and now this VCR. It happened in 1956.

World's first photo of a black hole is made up from 5 petabytes of data.

The data was collected for a week and then researchers’ at MIT developed the algorithm to process that data. After processing that data with this specialized algorithm the first picture of real life black whole was formulated. The algorithm was designed by an MIT scientist Katie Bouman.

World's first USB Pen drive was sold by IBM.

The first USB pen drive was sold by IBM in 2000 in the United States. At first, it was named as DiskOnKey, which later changed to USB pen drives. The first pen drive could store about 8 MBs of data. Seriously.

The radio waves first time identified in 1886.

The radio waves were first identified and studied by German physicist Heinrich Hertz in 1886. Due to this most important innovation, we can see today’s satellite communications.

Did you know what happens to the dead satellites?

Satellites are not the perpetual things which can remain in working condition forever. Of course, defunct satellites are not useful. And, so taking proper care of this is necessary.

Here, NASA clearifies what happens to those dead satellites? “Two things can happen to old satellites: For the closer satellites, engineers will use its last bit of fuel to slow it down so it will fall out of orbit and burn up in the atmosphere. Further satellites are instead sent even farther away from Earth.”

World's first computer mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart.

Douglas Engelbart in 1964 invented the first computer mouse having a wooden shell, a circuit board, and two metallic wheels. And, it got publicly available in 1968.

Original XBOX featured sound snippets from real space missions.

The original xbox did include tweaked sound clips from original space missions. Microsoft used publicly available audio snippets and tweaked for xoox version.


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