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2001 was a fantastic year that was full of groundbreaking discoveries.

From fingerprint-operated door locks to underwater survival devices, all of these inventions had an impact on how we use technology in today's world. The new millennium brought with it not just a new era but also significant cultural shifts.

Countless inventions have improved our daily lives during the last 10 years. Advances in science and technology have revolutionized the way we communicate, relate to one another, reach a solution and think about what it means to be a modern human being, from Internet technology to finance and beyond.

Are you intrigued to know more fun facts about past inventions? Check out our articles on 2011 technology inventions and 2010 inventions.

Inventions Which Support Humanity

Inventions come in a variety of forms. The true test of an invention is how it affects millions of lives in reality, not just how well it works or how well it is engineered.

AbioCor was one such great innovation. It was a self-contained artificial heart (TAH) created by researchers of AbioMed, a firm based in Massachusetts. Because of developments in miniaturization, biosensors, polymers, and energy transmission, it might be fully implanted within a patient. The AbioCor was powered by a rechargeable battery. A transcutaneous energy transmission (TET) method was used to charge the internal battery, which meant no wires or tubes penetrated the skin, lowering the danger of infection.

Bioartificial livers are designed to mimic liver functions, provide a system for growing tissue-specific pathogens such as viruses, analyze the effects of genetic alterations on tissue functioning, provide highly differentiated tissue that can be used as a model for drug treatment or screening, or provide a device to assist or temporarily replace diseased host organs.

Infrared sensors placed in a massage chair can scan your body while you sit in it to locate 350 acupressure spots. After you've been properly seated, the leather chair will begin a tailored Shiatsu-style massage with synchronized music to help you relax. The chair also allows you to play your own music.

Streaming through the internet without the confluence of universal broadband internet access and cloud computing data centers would not be possible. While live streaming over the internet has been around almost since the internet's widespread adoption in the 90s, it wasn't until the mid-00s that the internet was capable of streaming video to large audiences.

All these innovations have made our world easier and hassle-free.

Inventions Which Help In Development

Some innovations have helped in easing the lifestyle of humans and created a new world of technological development.

Consider a robot that can crawl through pipelines to look for chemical leaks or creep beneath doors to keep an eye on intruders. The Mini Autonomous Robot Vehicle Jr. was developed by Sandia National Laboratories to achieve just that. Miniature cameras, microphones, and chemical microsensors may be included in future iterations.

In the field of technological development, Apple launched a new operating system, Mac OS X, for the Macintosh line of computers. Mac OS X delivered a more stable and reliable platform, allowing numerous apps to operate at the same time more efficiently.

The Windows XP operating system was launched. XP was deemed more stable than previous versions of the operating system since it was based on the Windows NT kernel. XP was an operating system that was widely accepted by the industry and outlasted Microsoft's expectations. In 2014, for example, XP was installed on 95% of the world's automated teller machines.

Apple introduced iTunes, the world's greatest and easiest-to-use 'jukebox' software, which allowed Apple users to create and manage their own music libraries. The idea behind iTunes was to allow Mac users to import songs from CDs, compress them into the popular MP3 format, and save them to their hard drive. iTunes allowed users to import an infinite amount of audio tracks and encode them into the popular MP3 format, making it the best way to manage digital music and create bespoke CDs.

Several years later, at Macworld San Francisco in 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple invention that would change people's lives forever: the iPhone.

BitTorrent, Inc. launched BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing service. It was created by Bram Cohen and was originally an open-source program until becoming a closed source in 2005. BitTorrent enabled users to upload or download files, typically music and movies. Copyright holders, such as the music and motion picture industries, complained that BitTorrent aided in the theft of their intellectual property.

Learn how technological advancements are changing the world.

2001 Inventions Related To Utility

There have been breakthrough inventions in the past that have had great utilitarian significance. Some of them are listed down below.

The North Face MET5 jacket, designed for extreme cold, can keep you warm on its own, owing to a network of microscopic, waterproof heating components woven into the fabric. You may turn the heat up to 114 F (45.5 C) using a control unit hidden near the chest. Small lithium-ion batteries provide up to five hours of power.

The cordless Steri-Pen employs ultraviolet light to disinfect a 16 oz (0.47 l) container of water in about a minute and is powered by two AA batteries. Steri-Pen, according to its creator company, kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses found in water.

During the 00s, the world witnessed the emergence of groundbreaking discoveries.

The camera phone became widely available in the year 2000. Sharp's J-SH04 was the first to market, despite a number of prominent electronics companies releasing their own versions. The phone contained a CCD sensor and was equipped with the 'Sha Mail' infrastructure, which is now known as MMS. It also had a CCD sensor that allowed users to capture pictures on the go.

Bluetooth 1.0 was first released in 1999, but it wasn't until the year 2000 that manufacturers and major mobile carriers began to integrate it into their devices. In June of 2000, the Ericsson T36 was one of the first Bluetooth-enabled phones to hit the market.

The USB flash drive was patented in 1999 by Israeli business company M-Systems, but it wasn't until 2000 that IBM released the first USB flash drive in the United States. The USB, dubbed the DiskOnKey, carried only eight megabytes.

Likewise, 2002 saw some significant innovations too!

The Blu-ray disc was launched in 2002, two decades after the CD-ROM and a decade after the DVD. With more storage space and improved video quality, the Blu-ray disc met the world's new high-definition video expectations. While Blu-ray discs may be a thing of the past, they foreshadowed today's high-definition technologies.

Patterson developed a concept with a leather golf glove to construct a gadget that detects the wearer's hand movements and wirelessly transfers them to a small handheld monitor, where they appear as words. The device was successful.

The e-Touch Sono, PC-based ultrasound equipment, meant that you would be able to 'feel' a fetus. The technology combines information from a traditional ultrasound machine with a force-feedback mechanism similar to those found in video games. When users press the handheld stylus against an image of a fetus cheek, signals from the computer are transferred to mechanical motors in the stylus, simulating the sensation of pressing against soft skin.

Icopods were chic shelters that caused a sensation at the Burning Man festival, but they were not just for show. They are made of a single piece of laminated paperboard (with a floor and a door) which remains durable, wind-resistant, waterproof, highly insulated, and require no particular skills or tools to assemble, making them ideal for use as a temporary shelter in a war or natural disaster, according to their inventor. For lawn events, the Shade Pod, an open-air variant with legs, is ideal.

In 2002, Microsoft launched Xbox Live, an online service that allowed competitive gameplay and chat. Xbox was hailed for its compelling visuals. The graphics expedition was given by an Nvidia-Microsoft co-designed Graphical Processing Unit (GPU), which gave the device the high-performance graphics normally connected with much more compelling processors.

2001 Worst Inventions

Here are 20 of the worst technological failures of the 2000s to refresh your mind.

The Segway failed to deliver on its promise of revolutionizing transportation. However, the technology is impressive; extremely expensive gyroscopes make it practically impossible to topple the device.

The DataPlay Disc was welcomed with enthusiasm from the tech press when it was first launched in 2001. At the 2001 Consumer Electronics Show, the technology, which comprised of a tiny disc that could contain 500MB of data, was presented. There, it won a Best of Show award and pulled deals and recognition from companies that wanted to make players and studios that wanted to spread their content via the format. However, DataPlay went insolvent in 2002 and was unable to carry out the massive launch that everyone had hoped for.

Starting with IE 6, which was released in 2001, Microsoft's web browser became known for its weak security procedures. Users were told to avoid using Internet Explorer 6 if they didn't want their machines infected with malware, according to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). Internet Explorer 6 users were far more likely than those who used other browsers to become infected with the Scob or Download. There was also a keylogger, which stole personal information, according to the study.

Bill Gates launched the Tablet PC in 2001, touting it as the PC's next great step forward. The concept was to create a Windows XP-based convertible laptop with pen input and handwriting and voice recognition capabilities. However, the device didn't operate properly; the form factor was too large, the interface was too complicated, and the software was unpolished.

The 21st century was off to a good start. Some of today's most popular goods and services were born in the 00s, including Bluetooth technology, Facebook, and the iPhone.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked learning about these 2001 inventions, then why not take a look at our articles on 2007 inventions or 2013 technology inventions.

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