Friday, October 11, 2019

Scientific and Technical Inventions and Innovations Since 1965

A recent conversation with my 21-year-old son, Kyler, was about technology and advancements that have occurred over my lifetime. I took a look at some of the most prominent and/or popular inventions for each year since my birth in 1965.

In fact, there have been numerous scientific and technological innovations that many would say have revolutionized our lives, including:
  • 1965 -- Kevlar (body armor)
  • 1966 -- Surveyor 1 Satellite
  • 1967 -- Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • 1968 -- Integrated Computer Systems
  • 1969 -- Smoke Detector
  • 1970 -- Fiber Optics
  • 1971 -- Floppy Disk
  • 1972 -- Electronic Ignition
  • 1973 -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 1974 -- Rubik’s Cube
  • 1975 -- Digital Camera
  • 1976 -- Supercomputer
  • 1977 -- Video Game Console
  • 1978 -- Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • 1979 -- Sony Walkman
  • 1980 -- Compact Disc
  • 1981 -- Personal Computer
  • 1982 -- Artificial Heart
  • 1983 -- Microsoft Word
  • 1984 -- DNA Fingerprinting
  • 1985 -- Microsoft Windows
  • 1986 -- Electronic Mailing List
  • 1987 -- Disposable Camera
  • 1988 -- Caller ID
  • 1989 -- World Wide Web
  • 1990 -- Photoshop
  • 1991 -- First Internet Website Launched
  • 1992 -- Text Messaging
  • 1993 -- Cell Phone
  • 1994 -- Sony PlayStation
  • 1995 -- Scroll Wheel (on a computer mouse)
  • 1996 -- DVD
  • 1997 -- Hybrid Car
  • 1998 -- International Space Station
  • 1999 -- Bluetooth Version 1.0
  • 2000 -- Camera Phone
  • 2001 -- Wikipedia
  • 2002 -- Blu-ray Disc
  • 2003 -- Digital Guitar
  • 2004 -- Facebook
  • 2005 -- Google Maps
  • 2006 -- Nintendo Wii
  • 2007 -- iPhone
  • 2008 -- Android-powered smartphone
  • 2009 -- Bitcoin
  • 2010 -- Siri
  • 2011 -- Medical Mirror
  • 2012 -- Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • 2013 -- Google Glass
  • 2014 -- The Selfie Stick
  • 2015 -- Self-balancing 'Hoverboard' Scooter
  • 2016 -- Amazon Echo
  • 2017 -- Fidget Spinners
  • 2018 -- Metal 3D Printing
  • 2019 -- Solar Roadways
Keep Reaching For Life's Mileposts,

Paul Staso