The Museum of Endangered Sounds exists to allow streaming of once popular technological sounds. ie. the dial-up tone, ICQ chat tone, Windows 95 startup.
It took early “humans” 110,000 generations of using stone tools before controlling fire, another 20,000 generations until written language was invented, and only another 250 generations until we put a man on the moon. In 2 or 3 generations, humans went from barely having electricity, to having the Internet. And in a single generation went from slow mainframe computers to the incredible smart phones of today.
The DIY efforts of a small number of wannabe cyborgs have allowed them to hear sound, see ultraviolet light and echolocate like a bat.
A supercomputer took 40 minutes to model one second of brain activity! The most accurate simulation of the human brain ever has been carried out, but a single second’s worth of activity took one of the world’s largest supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate.
There are special bins in Mexico City where when you put your dog poo in it, you get free WiFi. The more poo, the longer the free WiFi.
There’s a computer marketed to the Amish. It has no Internet, no video, no music.
In 1851 when the refrigerated ice machine was patented, the large ice-importing industry ran a smear campaign against the technology, calling it immoral.
All GPS units sold in the civilian market have to be programmed to deactivate themselves if they detect they are traveling faster than 1200 MPH or are above 60,000 feet in altitude to prevent them being used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.
There’s a proposal to build an underground park within an old station in New York, lit by daylight transported by fiber optic cables to allow trees and grass to grow.
The University of Tokyo are developing a technology that allows tactile feedback from holograms.