Everything has a computer inside of it now. Cars, appliances, you name it, but do you remember life before all of these microprocessors came into play? It doesn’t seem much different than today besides the fact that everything is a little bit easier. Whether it is getting somewhere using a GPS or just free-styling a soda at the neighborhood McDonald’s, tiny computers are helping us all along the way.
This year, the microprocessor celebrates its 40th birthday. Today, thanks to the microprocessor, we live in a smart world, can do smart things and make smart choices. This infographic takes a look at how these tiny embedded computers really shape our world. [Test Drive a Microprocessor]