The History Of Computing

September 28, 2017 11:00 AM

About This Video

This video was uploaded to the YouTube channel Singularity Prosperity in September 2017.

In this video, we’ll be discussing the evolution of computing – more specifically, the evolution of the technologies that have brought upon the modern computing era.

[0:30-5:33] - Starting off we'll look at, the origins of computing from as far back as 3000 BC with the abacus and progressing to discuss some of the first mechanical computers. After this, we'll get to see the first signs of modern computing emerge, through the use of electromechanical relays in computers along with punched cards for data I/O.

[5:33-8:36] - Following that we'll discuss, the 1st generation of modern computing, the vacuum tube era. The first technology that was fully digital and resembled how modern computers operate.

[8:36-10:49] - Afterwards we'll discuss, the 2nd generation of modern computing, the transistor era. The transistor miniaturized the vacuum tube and was much more efficient in terms of speed, power consumption, heat and more. It is the core technology behind how all computers operate today.

[10:49-13:04] - To conclude we'll discuss, the 3rd generation of modern computing, the integrated circuit era. The integrated circuit was able to pack many transistors onto a single chip and is behind the exponential growth of modern technology.

About Singularity Prosperity

The Singularity Prosperity is a YouTube channel for those who want to know more about the innovations being made across the world, understand the impact certain technologies will have on society, utilise technology as a tool to better their lives and work together towards building a post-scarcity society.

The world has been changing at an accelerating rate since the industrial revolution, and this rate of change is only bound to increase as various technologies begin to converge with their own respective exponential trends. These technologies include quantum computing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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