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Discover with Tiepz 19 inventions: The most important technological inventions of the past 30 years

1. Internet (1990)

The advent of the internet (or the world wide web) has changed billions of people with access to infinite information. By allowing people wherever they can communicate instantly, the internet completely changes the way we communicate and get to know other people.


2. Photoshop (1990)

Photoshop is an image editing tool, software essential for all types of businesses. According to Business Insider, the flexibility of Photoshop helps every object from amateur to professional to create or edit photos according to their wishes. With the explosion of the internet and later social networking, Photoshop also makes us more skeptical about what is seen online.


3. Mobile GPS device (1990)

Global positioning system (Global positioning system, GPS) was originally developed for US military use, but was then deployed to people around the world. The first GPS devices for users have appeared since the early 90s. Since then, the development of the internet and smartphones helps us not to be surprised when moving with the map application on a pretty small phone.


4. Cloning (1996)

Dolly is the first mammal in the world to be cloned from an adult cell in 1996. In February 2003, Dolly died after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Dolly is displayed publicly at the Scottish Museum.

Cloning is still a controversial ethical topic in the scientific community, and scientists are studying the possibility of using this technology to “revive” endangered species.


5. Email and SMS (1992)

Some companies already have internal messaging systems from the 70s and 80s, but the advent of the internet has turned email into a standard form of communication for people around the world.

Text messages (SMS) were originally designed to send and receive by phone, and the explosion of phones also helped SMS become popular.


6. Netflix (1997)

Before becoming a movie streaming service on demand # 1, the start of Netflix was much more modest. When it was first established, Netflix only offered DVD rental service by hand mail, but it didn’t have an instant view application.

In 2007, Netflix started streaming movies online. Since then, almost every major media company has launched its own online video streaming service. Netflix’s success also affects big players like Apple and Amazon with services like Apple TV +, Amazon Instant Video.


7. Unmanned aircraft (1994)

The word “drone” refers to small planes that can be controlled remotely. Drones were first noticed when used in fighting during the War on Terror in 2001. As smartphones and wireless connectivity became increasingly advanced, the types of drones for users were more well known. Many companies like Amazon plan to use drones for delivery and other purposes.


8. Mobile Broadband (1991)

Mobile broadband technology (Mobile boardband) has brought the vast space of the internet to compact phones. While it takes some time to improve the mobile internet experience, the convenience of being able to view important information like email and maps has become an essential need for many people around the world.


9. Hybrid cars (1997)

When the world is increasingly concerned about climate change, vehicles also need to change to release less fuel into the environment. Some manufacturers have developed electric and gasoline “hybrid cars”. Currently, companies like Tesla are still studying how to make electric cars feasible, useful and especially affordable for many people, so it can help electric cars become popular.


10. Flat screen (1997)

Not only beautiful, flat TVs also save electricity much more than CRT TVs in the 90s. Digital technology on flat TVs also changes the ratio of popular images, bringing crisp, high-quality images regardless screen size is how much.


11. MP3 player (1997)

MP3 players allow users to listen to their favorite digital music anywhere. Unlike coal, tapes or CDs, MP3s are not physically damaged (depending on the hard drive, of course).

Equipped with an external memory card, users can increase storage space for MP3s without purchasing a new device.


12. Google Search (1997)

About two-thirds of internet users use Google Search regularly, making it an important source of information search.


13. International Space Station (1998)

International Space Station (International Space Station) is an effort of 5 space agencies from the US, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada. The station expanded in 1998 and welcomes long-term “guests” since 2000. To date, more than 200 people from 18 countries have had the opportunity to step up to the station for scientific and educational research.


14. DVD disc (1998)

DVD (digital versatile disc) was created to replace VHS tapes, video storage devices for families in the 1990s. Due to its digital form, content stored on DVD is less degraded over time, as long as The disk is not broken. DVD storage capacity is also far superior to VHS tape.


15. Facebook (2004)

While Facebook is not the first social network, Facebook is the cornerstone of world domination and is home to hundreds of millions of people. Originally designed to help friends communicate with each other, over time Facebook quickly became a business platform combined with many other services.


16. YouTube (2005)

YouTube’s idea is extremely simple: a place for anyone who wants to watch videos and wants to post videos. But this is also a product of the internet era, becoming a place to help millions of people express their views, even earn extra income. With an audience of people from all over the world, YouTube has built a truly new and unique culture.


17. iPhone (2007)

iPhone is one of the iconic devices of the past 30 years, not only because of its features but also the software platform and the tools it brings. iPhones and subsequent smartphones have become devices that provide information to hundreds of millions of users, they completely change the way they communicate with others, change their mobile entertainment and many other things.


18. Bitcoin (2009)

Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin first demonstrated to the world the idea of ​​an electronic money based. Bitcoin uses complex code to create and confirm money for transactions and purchases. Currently the value of a bitcoin is about 7,000 USD.


19. Self-driving cars (2012)

Self-driving cars utilize the advances of artificial intelligence (AI) and GPS. Although most are still in the testing phase, the potential of self-driving cars is very large, such as delivery, use for public transport and simplifying maneuvering operations.

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