December 12, 2011, 3:02 PM — The microprocessor has been around for more than 40 years now, and to help celebrate this, Intel has produced a fun video showing what life would be like without this key invention. It's not as apocalyptic and zombie-like as one may think, but there's a lot of question marks in this world:
Basically, our computers, phones, cell phones, robots, motion-sensing traffic lights, airplane reservations, GPS units and high-def TVs would all stop working. We'd probably be listening to Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift on our phonographs, and we'd have to go back to a store to buy our groceries (and the checkout lines would be longer and slower).
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