One of the best innovations that we use today is the computer. It is important because we use it for entertainment, research, and business-related work; just like what I am doing right now.
Before I explain why this innovation is important, we need to learn how and when this technological marvel was innovated. To be general, the computer is a device that goes through innovation after innovation ever since it was invented. From the internet to the actual hardware of the computer, people are still finding ways for it to be better. From ASUS to apple, companies are currently making better designs and faster processors for new computers. Take, for example one of the best innovations from the 70s, the apple 2 computer by the apple company:
This computer was one of the most successful innovations and is the most influential. It has increased storage space, able to be hooked up to a TV monitor, and has much less parts than other brands; this meant that not only did they make a computer where they are much more advanced and practical, but was also cheaper. Apple sold several million of these by the end of its production in 1993, meaning that many companies and households used to have these. This innovation was made in the late 70s and is considered one of the most successful product that apple has made in its history. Now take my computer, for example:
It is a gaming laptop from ASUS called the G750. It was built to create a comfortable gaming experience, meaning it has a sleek design and powerful graphics card and processor, along with a large screen. This computer is practically a portable desktop. Because of this, a laptop such as this is one of the most powerful computers by far. This innovation was made in 2014, more than 40 years later after the introduction of the apple 2. In today’s standards, the apple 2 is considered a relic, but we can’t deny the impact that it had made in today’s technology. It is one of the reasons why we have amazing computers today. Heck, I even remember when we have to connect a cable to our desktops when we have to access the internet, and when computers are only able to hold just a small amount of data in their hardware; now the performance, resolution, quality, and hardware of the home computer has been improved in over 40 years. Not only that, we are also to that point when our phones have become handheld computers and are called “smartphones”.
The category that this innovation falls into is technology. This is obviously because this is a device that we use for practical purposes. From gathering information to meeting new people, the computer has given us boundless opportunities to either share our ideas with the world with ease or learn from one another through what we see in the internet. It is one of the many devices in our homes that is always being used for business or personal reasons, like playing video games or doing homework. To be honest, these are the reasons why I am dependent on the computer. It relieves my stress, let’s me escape reality for a while, and helps me whenever I have something important to do. It is the reason why we are able to learn so much in such a little time; why work has become much more comfortable, and why we are able to meet people halfway across the world and make new connections. With that said, it is safe to say that the computer is one of the most important innovations in the present day.