History Of Technology Timeline

3.3 million years ago: The first tools

The historical backdrop of technology starts even before the start of our own species. Sharp pieces of stone utilized as blades and bigger unshaped stones utilized as sledges and blacksmith’s irons have been revealed at Lake Turkana in Kenya. The apparatuses were made 3.3 million years prior and along these lines were likely utilized by a progenitor, for example, Australopithecus.

1 million years ago: Fire

At the point when humankind initially utilized fire is as yet not absolutely known, be that as it may, similar to the primary instruments, it was most likely concocted by a progenitor of Homo sapiens. Proof of consumed material can be found in caverns utilized by Homo erectus starting around 1 million (and perhaps 1.5 million) years back.

20,000 to 15,000 years ago: Neolithic Revolution

During the Neolithic Period a few key advances emerged together. People moved from getting their nourishment by rummaging to getting it through agribusiness. Individuals met up in bigger gatherings. Earth was utilized for earthenware and blocks. Garments started to be made of woven textures. The wheel was additionally likely designed as of now.

6000 BCE: Irrigation

The primary water system frameworks emerged generally at the same time in the civic establishments of the Tigris-Euphrates stream valley in Mesopotamia and the Nile River valley in Egypt. Since water system requires a broad measure of work, it shows an elevated level of social association.

4000 BCE: Sailing

The principal cruising ships were utilized on the Nile River. Since the Nile doesn’t permit as a lot of room with the expectation of complimentary cruising as the sea, these boats likewise had paddles for route.

1200 BCE: Iron

About this time, the generation of iron got boundless as that metal displaced bronze. Iron was substantially more inexhaustible than copper and tin, the two metals that make up bronze, and along these lines put metal instruments into more hands than any other time in recent memory.

850 CE: Gunpowder

Chemists in China imagined black powder because of their quest forever broadening elixirs. It was utilized to drive rockets connected to bolts. The information on explosive spread to Europe in the thirteenth century.

950: Windmill

About 5,000 years after the principal cruising ships, the breeze was first used to work a plant. The main windmills were in Persia. They were even windmills in which the edges were determined to a vertical shaft. Afterward, European windmills were of the vertical sort. It has been estimated that the windmill may have been concocted autonomously in Persia and in Europe.

1044: Compass

The primary complete notice of an attractive compass dates from a Chinese book completed in 1044. It depicts how warriors found their way by utilizing a fish-molded bit of charged iron gliding in a bowl of water when the sky was too shady to even consider seeing the stars.

1250–1300: Mechanical clock

Hourglass and water timekeepers had been around for quite a long time, however the main mechanical checks started to show up in Europe close to the finish of the thirteenth century and were utilized in church buildings to stamp when administrations would be held.

1455: Printing

Johannes Gutenberg finished the printing of the Bible, which was the main book imprinted in the West utilizing versatile sort. Gutenberg’s print machine prompted a data blast in Europe.

1765: Steam engine

James Watt improved the Newcomer steam motor by including a condenser that transformed the steam once again into fluid water. This condenser was independent from the chamber that moved the cylinder, which implied that the motor was significantly more productive. The steam motor got one of the most significant creations of the Industrial Revolution.

1804: Railways

English designer Richard Trevithick improved James Watt’s steam motor and utilized it for transport. He constructed the first railroad train at an ironwork in Quite a while.

1807: Steamboat

Robert Fulton put the steam engine on water. His steamboat that was eventually called the Clermont took 32 hours to go up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany. Sailing ships took four days.

1826/27: Photography

In the mid 1820s, Nicéphore Niépce got keen on utilizing a light-delicate answer for make duplicates of lithographs onto glass, zinc, lastly a pewter plate. He at that point had the good thought to utilize his answer for make a duplicate of a picture in a camera obscure (a room or box with a little gap in one end through which a picture of the outside is anticipated). In 1826 or 1827, he made an eight-hour-long introduction of the yard of his home, the principal known photo.

1831: Reaper

For a great many years, collecting crops was very work concentrated. That changed with Cyrus McCormick’s creation of the mechanical collector. The most punctual collector had some mechanical issues, however later forms spread all through the world.

1844: Telegraph

Samuel Morse was an effective painter who got intrigued by the probability of an electric transmit during the 1830s. He protected a model in 1837. In 1844 he sent the main message over the primary long-separation transmit line, which extended between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The message: “What hath God created.”

1876: Telephone

When it was conceivable to send data through a wire as dabs and runs, the subsequent stage was genuine voice correspondence. Alexander Graham Bell made the primary phone call, on March 10, 1876, when he asked his associate Tom Watson to come to him: “Mr Watson—come here—I need to see you.”

1876: Internal-combustion engine

German specialist Nikolaus Otto manufactured a motor that, in contrast to the steam motor, utilized the consuming of fuel inside the motor to move a cylinder. This sort of motor would later be utilized to control vehicles.

1879: Electric light

After a great many preliminaries, American creator Thomas Edison got a carbon-fiber light to consume for 13½ hours. Edison and others in his research facility were additionally taking a shot at an electrical power circulation framework to light homes and organizations, and in 1882 the Edison Electric Illuminating Company opened the principal control plant.

1885: Automobile

The inside burning motor improved, decreasing and increasingly proficient. Karl Benz utilized a one-chamber motor to control the main current vehicle, a three-wheeled vehicle that he drove around a track. In any case, the car didn’t make a business sprinkle until 1888, when his better half, Bertha, exasperated with Karl’s moderate efficient pace, took a car without his insight on a 64-mile outing to see her mom.

1901: Radio

Guglielmo Marconi had been exploring different avenues regarding radio since 1894 and was sending transmissions over longer and longer separations. In 1901 his revealed transmission of the Morse code letter S over the Atlantic from Cornwall to Newfoundland energized the world.

1903: Airplane

On December 17 Orville Wright made the first airplane flight, of 120 feet, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. He and his brother Wilbur made four flights that day. On the last, Wilbur flew 852 feet.

1926: Rocketry

As a little fellow in the late 1890s, Robert Goddard was propelled by H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and the potential outcomes of room travel. As a moderately aged man in the mid-1920s, he accomplished the principal dry run of a fluid filled rocket, from his auntie’s homestead in Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket flew 12.5 meters (41 feet) noticeable all around.

1927: Television

After the advancement of radio, the transmission of a picture was the following coherent advance. Early TV utilized a mechanical circle to examine a picture. As an adolescent in Utah, Philo T. Farnsworth became persuaded that a mechanical framework would not have the option to filter and amass pictures on numerous occasions a second. Just an electronic framework would do that. In 1922 the 16-year-old Farnsworth worked out an arrangement for such a framework, yet it wasn’t until 1927 that he made the main electronic TV transmission, a level line.

1937: Computer

Iowa State mathematician and physicist John Atanasoff planned the principal electronic computerized PC. It would utilize parallel numbers (base 2, in which all numbers are communicated with the digits 0 and 1), and its information would be put away in capacitors. In 1939 he and his understudy Clifford Berry started assembling the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC).

1942: Nuclear Power

As a component of the Manhattan Project to construct the principal nuclear bomb, it was important to comprehend atomic responses in detail. On December 2 underneath the football remains at the University of Chicago, a group of physicists drove by Enrico Fermi utilized uranium to create the primary self-supporting chain response.

1947: Transistor

On December 23 Bell Labs engineers John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley gave the primary open show of the transistor, an electrical part that could control, enhance, and create flow. The transistor was a lot littler and utilized less power than vacuum tubes and introduced a time of modest little electronic gadgets.

1957: Spaceflight

The Soviet Union shocked the world on October 4, when it propelled the main counterfeit satellite, Sputnik 1, a little 83.6-kg (184.3-pound) metal circle. The space race started between the Soviet Union and the United States, opening up another front exposed to the harsh elements War.

1974: Personal computer

The first PCs that rose after World War II were tremendous, at the same time, with propels in technology, particularly in putting numerous transistors on a semiconductor chip, PCs got both littler and all the more dominant. At long last, they turned out to be little enough for home use. The main such PC was the Altair, which was before long displaced in 1977 by the Apple II, the TRS-80, and the Commodore PET.

1974: Internet

Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn created the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), which portrays how information can be separated into littler pieces considered parcels and how these bundles can be transmitted to the correct goal. TCP/IP turned into the reason for how information is transmitted over the Internet.

2012: CRISPR

American natural chemist Jennifer Doudna and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier created CRISPR-Cas9, a technique for altering qualities—that is, making changes to DNA arrangements. Quality altering can possibly treat numerous sicknesses yet additionally opens up the moral hazy area of making fashioner people.

2017 – Till now: Artificial intelligence

The group behind the AlphaGo man-made reasoning project reported that it had become the world’s best go player. Go is a game with exceptionally straightforward principles yet numerous potential positions. The earlier year AlphaGo had vanquished the incredible player Lee Sedol in a match 4–1. AlphaGo then played itself and, through persistent improvement, had the option to vanquish the form that had crushed Lee, 100–0. Through AI, AlphaGo had gotten greater at the game than any human.


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