It’s hard to consider a world in which touch screens aren’t an integral part of our lives. What seemed like a far-flung fantasy from the realms of a sci-fi novel 50 years ago has swiftly become the most efficient way to use some of our most popular electronic products.
Throughout the world, we have welcomed touch screen technology, utilising it for our phones, computers and tablets and it doesn’t look like it’ll be slowing down anytime soon. With this in mind, we decided to take a closer look at this essential technology and how it irrevocably changed the world.
3 Ways touch screens changed the world
Although the advent of touch screen technology seems to be a relatively recent affair, it’s beginnings can be traced all the way back to 1965. E.A. Johnson is credited with creating what would be known as the first capacitive screen, the technology needed to allow for touch screen technology to work.
From here on, various innovations tweaking the technology began to appear throughout the 20th century, from Hewlett-Packard’s HP -150, one of the first fully functioning touch screen computers made in 1983 to the Simon Personal Computer, the first touch screen phone made a mere 10 years later.
The touch screen invasion
Of course, it wasn’t until the turn of the millennium that touch screen technology really came into its own. Windows released their first touch screen tablet in 2002, helping to kick off the consumer market for touch screen products. However, it would be Apple that took the world by storm when it released the iconic iPhone in 2007, becoming the blueprint for all phones used today.
Since then, touchscreen technology has become a way of life, with over 60% of the UK population owning a touch screen smartphone. It’s also now becoming more and more commonplace for touch screen computers to be used, especially within creative industries such as graphic design.
The future of touch screen technology
The future really is limitless when it comes to touchscreen technology and many are beginning to look toward the new and exciting ways we could one day see touchscreens being utilised.
Optical recognition is the next big step in touchscreen innovation, filling the screen with infrared components that will allow the screen to technically ‘see’ what is touching its surface. This will allow you to simply wave your hand above the screen to use it an lá Minority Report!
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Touchscreen technology really has revolutionised how we interact with electronics in the modern era, however, when they break, it can be a real pain.
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