What are some mind-blowing technologies existed that most people don’t know about?

There’s this little thing called the internet. It’s pretty awesome. I know you have heard of it, but actually, most people still haven’t.

As of right now (checked 5th of January, 2017 via Internet Live Stats), 3.5 billion people in the world have access to the internet.

Internet users world

The current population is ~7.5 billion (checked same date, via World Population Clock).

world population

That means 3.5/7.5 ≈ 47% of all people in this world have access to the internet – and 53% DON’T.

I know we all love talking about “the next big thing,” but actually, our last “next big thing” still isn’t quite here yet.

So before we upload and link our brains, live forever in VR and casually talk with each other over Skype, no matter what language we speak, we have to get everyone online first.

Facebook is making one of the biggest efforts in this arena with unmanned aircrafts, powered by solar panels and supplied with internet access via laser technology. They’ve already helped 25 million people get online.

Note: I’m well aware of the fact that people not having access to the internet ≠ people don’t know it exists, I just thought it’d be fun to point out, since we’re talking about space paint and meat from a tube when there’s a huge pink elephant in the room that also deserves to be addressed 🙂

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Source: Quora

Original Author: Niklas Göke