Some modern technologies were created to facilitate human life. But often in the midst of these creations, the functionality of this technology eventually changes from the original goal.
This is very common in the tech world. In fact, most of today’s technology is the result of modifications and inadvertent coloring of its creations.
Here are some of the modern technologies created by accident.
USB Is a Imperfect Product
Of course, our memory about using USB is the connection that requires at least two or three trials. This is due to its shape adjusting the port. Well, the inventor, Ajay Bhatt, actually wants USB to be back and forth so that the user is not confused about plugging in.
This kind of product we already get in USB-C, but at that time, finally this product is also finally removed even though it is considered still not perfect. Finally unexpectedly, this product became mainstream.
Apple’s iPhone Is An Exclusive Device
The iPhone won’t be as big now if Apple stays on the path of exclusivity they once maintained. The thing is, iPone was originally simply created to support Apple’s desktop ecosystem and there are only web apps open through Safari.
This keeps the iPhone closed to Apple users and an app only developed for Apple. IPhone users finally started jailbreaking and making the iPhone exclusivity function even more blurry. Eventually Steve Jobs softened to move to a mobile app that also accepted third parties.
Today, the duopoly of iOS and Android is still the best in indyustri mobile. Otherwise, Android will certainly monopolize the market alone while Apple stays with its small segment.
Android Actual OS For Camera
After talking about Apple, actually Android has the risk of not being Apple’s rival in the smartphone industry. Because in the beginning, Android was developed for digital cameras by four people aimed at wirelessly converting the camera directly to the PC.
The vision of this mission is still maintained to find investors. But as digital camera sales declined, they immediately moved to become smartphone OS because smartphone sales were high. Finally in 2006, Android was acquired by Google. The rest is history.
Microphones Are Hearing Aids
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the phone, was the first to experiment for the technology to eventually become a microphone. But initially, he wanted to create a hearing aid for the deaf.
But eventually a prototype of a hearing aid that turned out to be less practical for the deaf was instead redeveloped by Emile Berliner to be a microphone or loudspeaker, rather than as a hearing aid.
Sirens that are loud sounds that usually signify danger, were previously intended as musical instruments. Scotsman John Robinson was the inventor who wanted to produce music with the siren-like sound we hear today. This moment occurred in the late 18th century.
However, the siren was not used for danger for centuries afterwards. Like 1819 it used sirens that were precisely an experimental field to measure mosquito speed, underwater sound speed, and frequency of musical notation.
Finally after the popular siren became the sound of a danger sign on the ship, in World War II, the British used sirens for signs if German soldiers attacked. Finally, sirens were used for danger signs until now.
Robots Are Advanced Factory Machines
The history of robots has emerged from centuries ago. But when it comes to modern robots that are programmed and computerized, we only went backwards a few decades ago, the 50s.
Noted, the first robot was Unimate, a one-arm robot that was actually intended to be a hot metal pouring machine into molds, whose process is known as the die-cast process. This is a dangerous process and it does take a machine to run it. One of its first users was the General Motors car factory.
Finally, robots with brains and similar programs began to be used for various other things, not just being a money machine. Finally, a vehicle in its entirety can be made using robots, without human intervention.
Air Conditioning Is a ‘Mini Refrigerator’ For Factory Coolers
Air conditioning can not be carried is a gadget that appears thanks to the refrigerator. Because, the inventors of both are almost the same as Willis Carrier. The air conditioner also took the system out of the refrigerator, although at the beginning of the invention of the air conditioner was not practical to use.
Until finally a printing plant called Sackett-Wilhelms in New York, requested a cooling system from Carrier to cool its factory. After use, the room becomes damp, and damages the mold color of the machine. But after various improvements, finally practically the gadget became air conditioner properly.