May 16, 2015
Then and Now: 8 Fun Examples of Exponential Change From the Last Decade — By Peter Diamandis SingularityHub
Posted by Seb in categories: futurism, human trajectories
It’s hard to believe, but…
Ten years ago…
- The first video was uploaded to YouTube.
- Facebook, then just a year old, dropped “the” from its old URL “thefacebook.com” after acquiring “facebook.com” for $200K.
- An early prototype of an autonomous car completed the DARPA Grand Challenge for the first time.
- The term “drone” meant a military weapon system.
- Bitcoin and blockchain didn’t exist, and wouldn’t be created for three more years.
- Android was a small startup that Google had just acquired.
- There were 6.4 billion humans on Earth, only ~1 billion were online, and none of them had heard of Uber or AirBnb. Read more