Advancements in technology have taken us to a point where we can hardly believe how far we have come in such a short time. The ability to browse the internet on our mobile phones, connect with friends on the other side of the world in real-time, watch movies and listen to music on demand, and complete complex cognitive tasks at blazing speeds would have been unimaginable even just a few decades ago.
So how did technology advance so fast over the past few decades? In this article, we will explore the factors that have led to this rapid progress.
The Computing Power Explosion
One of the driving forces behind the rapid advances in technology over the past few decades has been the exponential growth in computing power. In the early days of computers, they were massive, room-sized machines that were incredibly slow by today’s standards. But, over the past few decades, the computing power of computers has expanded beyond measure, thanks to the introduction of faster and smaller transistors, the ability to parallelize computation, and advances in software engineering that