5 Creations from the 40s that Revolutionized Tech.

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  • The Complex Number Calculator (CNC) is Completed

    The Complex Number  Calculator (CNC) is Completed
    Bell Telephone Laboratories completes this calculator, designed by scientist George Stibitz.
    - Stibitz stunned the group by performing calculations remotely on the CNC (located in New York City) using a Teletype terminal connected via to New York over special telephone lines.
  • The Three Laws of Robotics

    The Three Laws of Robotics
    Isaac Asimov publishes the science fiction short story Liar! in the May issue of Astounding Science Fiction. In it, he introduced the Three Laws of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • Isaac Asimov's I, Robot

    Isaac Asimov's I, Robot
    Isaac Asimov's I, Robot is published. Perhaps in reaction to earlier dangerous fictional robots, Asimov’s creations must obey the “Three Laws of Robotics” (1941) to assure they are no threat to humans or each other. The book consisted of nine science fiction short stories.
  • Introduction to Cybernetics

    Introduction to Cybernetics
    Norbert Wiener publishes the book Cybernetics, which has a major influence on research into artificial intelligence and control systems. Wiener drew on his World War II experiments with anti-aircraft systems that anticipated the course of enemy planes by interpreting radar images. the term "cybernetics" from the Greek word for "steersman."
  • First Computer Program to Run on a Computer

    First Computer Program to Run on a Computer
    University of Manchester researchers Frederic Williams, Tom Kilburn, and Geoff Toothill developed the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), better known as the Manchester "Baby." -This kickstarted the rise of multiple applications on your computer today