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Episode.2 Silicon

The material that changed everything.

Published: February 24, 2022
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Stylized image featuring Renee James

When we picture computing technology in the 70’s and 80’s, we think of nerdy, ambitious, young visionaries, burning the midnight oil in some suburban garage, striving to revolutionize the world by perfecting the motherboard. And the material that would eventually ignite that revolution? Silicon.

In episode 2, we take a closer look at the material that changed the world. From the earliest discoveries at Bell Labs to the cutting-edge processors that run the Cloud, silicon has become the material that democratized access to information and gave rise to the technology we know and rely on today.