Today, there are 7 billion people in the world, and it’s expected that by 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices. From smartphones, wifi and laptops to 5G, voice recognition and virtual reality, our digital landscape is a vast and growing one. Technology has defined many pivotal moments in history and is not only convenient but useful.
James Clerk Maxwell predicted existence of radio waves and set out basic laws of electromagnetism.
Christopher Latham Sholes invents modern typewriter and QWERTY keyboard.
First phone call made by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone.
Liquid crystals, the science behind the LCD dislay, are discovered.
The Turing Machine is proposed by Alan Turing, becoming the foundation for all computers.
Mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart,consisting of wooden shell, circuit board and two metal wheels.
First computer-aided design programme, Sketchpad, is created.
Motorola become first company to develop handheld phone, the DynaTAC 8000X.
Ethernet invented at Xerox PARC, connecting computers together.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs launch Apple 1, one of the world’s first personal home computers.
1G is developed in Japan, the first automatic cellular network.
HP creates a touchscreen computer, the HP-150.
Apple launch Machintosh computer with graphical user interface.
Microsoft releases own graphical user interface, Windows 1.
World Wide Web and its fundamental technologies – HTML, URL and HTTP – are invented.
First touchscreen phone, the Simon Personal Communicator, is launched by IBM and BellSouth.
Microsoft introduces first public web browser, Internet Explorer.
Wi-Fi first launched to consumers, and shortly after released for home use.
Google search engine founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, originally named “BackRub”.
Apple introduces iPhone, followed by iPad two years later.
WiFi is 4 times faster than when first introduced.
5G is launched, set to be 100 times faster than 4G and 600 times faster than 3G.
Growing in both popularity and usage, devices are relied on in the 21st century, with the average person spending 24 hours per week on a smartphone alone. But the average person doesn’t actually know much about them, especially that wireless devices emit radiation, also known as electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs).
Studies are ongoing to better understand EMFs and their possible health effects, but we do know that it is massively important to protect ourselves and our clients where and how we can, we support any and all studies to help all improve the effects of technology as we all now depend upon Digital Infrastructure and devices.
And since most of the devices we use today, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, weren’t invented that long ago, long-term exposure studies have not been completed. What we do know though, is that children absorb more radiation than adults.
Growing up in a sea of technology, children are considered to be more at risk over their lifetime. Though we can’t and wouldn’t stop the use of our much-loved devices, we can prevent the radiation they emit from being harmful. That’s why we’ve created energydots, a precautionary measure against the unknown health effects of EMFs. Find out about the benefits of energydots here.