We all know about Steve Jobs, but do you know anything about Wozniak, because behind Steve Jobs is S
Wozniak is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple in 1976, which later became the world’s largest information technology company by revenue.
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He and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are widely recognized as pioneers of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s
Steve Wozniak was the brain behind some of the technologies that brought revolution in the world.
The first desktop computer “Apple I” which was the foundation of Apple was designed and built by Steve Wozniak only. There are numerous inventions done by him in the technological world.
Wozniak started designing and developing the “Apple I” in 1975; it became the computer that launched Apple when he and Jobs first began marketing it the following year.
He primarily designed the Apple II in 1977, known as one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers, while Jobs oversaw the development of its foam-molded plastic case and early Apple employee Rod Holt developed the switching power supply.
He also had major influence until 1981, along with computer scientist Jef Raskin, over the initial development of the original Apple Macintosh, which Jobs then took over following Wozniak’s brief departure from the company due to a traumatic airplane accident.
After stepping away from Apple in 1985 for good, Wozniak founded CL 9 and created the first universal remote, released in 1987.
He then pursued several other businesses and philanthropic ventures throughout his career, focusing largely on tech in K–12 schools.
Wozniak is currently Chief Scientist at the Data Virtualization C
Here are some of his sayings, that makes us believe why he is such a genius:
“I learned not to worry so much about the outcome, but to concentrate on the step I was on and to try to do it as perfectly as I could when I was doing it.
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I just believe in whatever you’re going to do, even if it’s work, have a little bit of fun attitude about it. You can be happy.
If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach.
The easier it is to do something, the harder it is to change the way you do it.
I absolutely do not need a salary or a job, that’s the last thing I need.
I really, really wanted to be successful in my life just based on me and my mind alone…I didn’t ever want it to be an equation that amounted to a result coming from my brain plus something else.
It’s funny how when you’re up so late at night for so long your mind can get into these creative places, the kind of creative places that come to you when you’re halfway between asleep and awake.
You need the kind of objectivity that makes you forget everything you’ve heard, clear the table, and do a factual study like a scientist would.
Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such.
I’m going to give some advice that might be hard to take; work alone, not on a committee, not on a team.”
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Steve Wozniak Brain On Artificial Superintelligence:
In March 2015, Wozniak stated that while he had originally dismissed the writings of Ray Kurzweil who stated machine intelligence will outpace human intelligence within several decades.
Wozniak had come to change his mind: “I agree that the future is scary and very bad for people. If we build these devices to take care of everything for us, eventually they’ll think faster than us and they’ll get rid of the slow humans to run companies more efficiently.”
Wozniak stated that he had started to feel a contradictory sense of foreboding about artificial intelligence, while still supporting the advance of technology.
By June 2015, Wozniak changed his mind, stating that a superintelligence takeover would be good for humans: “They’re going to be smarter than us and if they’re smarter than us then they’ll realize they need us…
We want to be the family pet and be taken care of all the time… I got this idea a few years ago and so I started feeding my dog filet steak and chicken every night because ‘do unto others”.
In 2016, Wozniak changed his mind again, stating that he no longer worried about the possibility of superintelligence emerging because he is skeptical that computers will be able to compete with human “intuition”: “A computer could figure out a logical endpoint decision, but that’s not the way intelligence works in humans”.
Wozniak added that if computers do become super intelligent, “they’re going to be partners of humans over all other species just forever”.
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Wozniak honorary degrees:
For his contributions to technology, Wozniak has been awarded a number of Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees, which include the following:
- University of Colorado at Boulder: 1989
- North Carolina State University: 2004
- Kettering University: 2005
- Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale: 2005
- ESPOL University in Ecuador: 2008
- Michigan State University, in East Lansing 2011
- Concordia University in Montreal Canada: June 22, 2011
- State Engineering University of Armenia: November 11, 2011
- Santa Clara University: June 16, 2012
- University Camilo José Cela in Madrid, Spain: November 8, 2013