Top 10 Common Fallacy About Modern Technology

Let us have a look at the top 10 modern technology misconceptions and make the proper clarification to dispel these unfounded notions about these things.


1. The Web refers to the Internet

This misconception tops our A list of technological falsehoods. Actually, the Web would not function without the Internet. The Internet is the application that enables the existence of the Web.


2. Planes dump their wastes while airborne

Planes do not dump their waste material while on flight. This is impossible as doing so would have catastrophic results.


3. The first video game created was Pong

Computers are older that many of us think and there was another game that was created 20 years before Pong was introduced by Atari. It was named OXO and was played on a computer named EDSAC.


4. The Autobahn was created by Adolf Hitler

Contrary to popular belief, the Autobahn was not created by Adolf Hitler. The concept of the Autobahn was developed by Konrad Adenauer who was the Cologne mayor in 1931 a full 2 years before Hitler assumed the Chancellorship of Germany.


5. Apple Macs are not affected by computer viruses

Macs may not be as vulnerable to most computer viruses but there are some viruses that can affect them. There are Macro viruses that can affect MS Excel and Word documents and these can also harm Mac computers.


6. Web cookies can potentially harm your computer

There is no valid basis to this claim. Cookies are text files that are stored in the computer to make browsing more efficient. Cookies will not modify files nor access your security settings of your computer.


7. The inventor of the printing press is Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg was not the creator of the first printing press. The first printing press machines were actually invented the Chinese and Koreans centuries before Gutenberg was able to develop his own printing press.


8. The US Interstate design can accommodate planes in case or emergencies

This is not true. The US highway system was not designed with planes in mind. This is just a common myth that was bolstered by dramatic plots in sci-fi and action movies.


9. Charles Lindbergh was the first man to complete a transatlantic flight


Charles Lindbergh was not the first man to accomplish this flight, although he is the first one to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.


10. Cellphone can cause explosion in a gas station

This is another urban legend which has no factual basis. Further, there has not been any case of gas station explosions which can be attributed to the use of cellphones.


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