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Technology has expanded rapidly in recent history, making it very difficult to think back to 1994 and imagine what the world was like then. Just 25 years has past since 1994, yet the world today is a drastically different place. Here’s an insight into the true scale of technology progression over the past 25 years with a glimpse at some of the top technological achievements every year since 1994:
1994
John Daugman patents his algorithms for iris recognition.

1995

Windows 95 launches, introducing innovative functions like the taskbar.

1996
WRAL is given the first licence for high definition television (HDTV) transmission.
1997
The ThrustSSC team breaks the sound barrier with the first land speed record.
1998
Google launches (looking very different to today), and transforms online search ability.
1999
The Digital video recorder is debuted.
2000
The first Bluetooth P

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