A commenter on Reddit once said, “I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.” I think this is a pretty hilarious way to describe how we tend to take for granted how amazing modern technology really is.
The people at Experts Exchange have put together some enlightening graphics that further illustrate this point. The graphics compare modern innovations to historical ones. As seen above, one compares the computing power of the Apollo guidance system to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Personally, I found their graphics fascinating. The next time I get angry an app is taking too long to load on my phone, I’ll have to remember, it’s still a trillion times faster than the computers on the first space missions.
Source: Experts Exchange