Long ago in 3500 BC in Mesopotamia, the first Wheel was developed. In those days people used to mould ceramic ware to give them their desired shape. It was always time-consuming and the end product was not that great. After the wheel was developed, it was used in Potter’s wheel which was just a device which shaped the ceramic. It produced well-shaped end products for just a fraction of the time. The main purpose of that “technology” was to make people’s lives better and easier.
Fast forward a few thousand years and the first computer was invented in 1946. It was the biggest technological advancement to date. It promised calculations at an efficency that was impossible to conceive.
For a time it felt like things could not get better and some people even called it the ‘Golden age’. They felt that a steam powered engine with cable telephone calls was the most advance people could ever get. Concepts such as wireless communication was declared as fiction.