July 12, 2019

Hearing Technology – One Giant Leap

On 20th July 2019 it will be 50 years since man first stepped on the moon.

Those 50 years have obviously seen incredible change and technological advance.

In fact, there’s now massively more computing power in one tiny hearing device than was used on board the vast Saturn V rocket and the LM that left Earth and landed on the moon.

The Saturn V (LVDC) computer was capable of executing 12190 instructions per second. For comparison, the latest microprocessors can achieve over 12 billion instructions per second, one million times faster.

Watching the many excellent documentaries about the moon landings is an awe inspiring and humbling experience. Did you know, for example, that the escape velocity of the vast, 38 storey high Saturn V rocket as 7 miles… per second…?!