Ten Years of Tech : 2003 - 2013
Within the past ten years of tech, the world's undergone a hyperspeed evolution of unmatched proportions. Technolgy is no longer a novelty, but a necessity engranined at every stratum of our lives. Inventions that were the next big thing are already yesterday's news. Compact disc that dethroned cassette tapes as the primary audio format over 25 years ago, has finally been replaced by mp3's. The cellular phone market once dominated by Nokia, now worships at the altar of Apple.. The capabilities of smartphones now mirror that of full-fledged pc's. The average person now becomes a celebrity in a matter minutes via Youtube. Twitter proven a hundred and forty characters is more than enough to get your point across and Facebook has introduced a level of social connections that both incredibly intimate and extremely isolating. Meanwhile as we our endulge our technology addiction, we're becoming more aware its at the cost of our privacy. Our information is everywhere, and for easily accessible with the right amount of tech savvy, for the right price or by certain three letter organizations. This is Hacker Stickers recap of the last 10 years of Tech.
- Itunes Music store goes online and effectively ends the tenure of the compact disc as the primary medium for music.
- My Space becomes the first widely used social media site.
- Facebook launches as a simple website allowing college students to connect.
- Mozilla releases the FIrefox web browser
- Pandora launches it internet radio website, presenting a new level personalization never before seen.
- Youtube launches and makes it possible for anyone to get there 15 minutes of fame by uploading a video.
- Microsoft officially releases the
Xbox 360, which has become one of Microsoft’s best selling products of all time
- Twitter revolutionizes social media, using only 140 characters.
- Nintendo’s Wii revamps the video game industry with its motion-based controller system.
- Julian Assange immediately gains both infamy and praise with the launch of the Wikileaks website.
- Apple changes the spector of the smartphone market and subsequentlythe entire world with the introduction of the Iphone.
- Google launches Chrome
- Netflix streaming goes online
- Google brings Android, its open source mobile OS into the marketplace, creating a compettitive OS to battle Apple’s iOs.
- Spotify goes online allowing users to listen to entire albums without having to pirate or purchase the music.
- Instagram, a simple app for sharing photos becomes the next platform for social interaction.
- Apple maintains furthers their reputation as tech trendsetters engineering the tablet craze with the original Ipad.
- Microsoft’s Windows 8 new interface inspires a trend new trend of flat graphics and bright colors throughout the world of multimedia.
- The buzz around the Apple Iphone is bolstered by the announcement of Siri, a voice controlled personal assitant that responds to user just like a normal human would
- Edward Snowden leaks revealthe existence of the NSA surveillance program code-named PRISM.