How Our Life Has Changed in Ten Years

In 2007,

  • The first iPhone was release.
  • GPU computing was coming into mainstream, CUDA 1.0 released.
  • The Samsung Galaxy phone didn’t exist yet.
  • The first year you longer need an invitation to get a gmail account.
  • In February 2007, the Nintendo wii outsells the XBOX and Ps4 (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/408183/hack-the-nintendo-wii/)
  • The first Amazon Kindle is released (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle)
  • There is no 4G network for cell phones.
  • Deep Learning doesn’t exist.
  • There is no imagenet benchmark for object recognition.
  • In the Top 500 supercomputer list, entry to the top 50 requires 16 Teraflops. NVIDIA GPUs you purchase at Best Buy can do 10 Teraflops.(ttps://www.top500.org/lists/2007/06/highlights/, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-titan-x-12gb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-black/5550016.p?skuId=5550016)
  • The NIH launches the Human  Microbiome Project (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-human-microbiome-project)
  • Wikipedia had 1.5 million English articles.  Today its around 5 million. (https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/11/01/english-wikipedia-surpasses-five-million-articles/)

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