In Pictures: The Mother of All Demos - The 1968 presentation that sparked a tech revolution

On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas Engelbart addressed a packed theater at the Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, demonstrating a new computing platform that heralded advancements from the computer mouse to videoconferencing. Forty-five years later, we're still reaping the benefits of his vision.

Introducing the mouse ... and much, much more The Mother of All Demos famously marked the first public outing of the computer mouse, but it also introduced a far bolder vision of the future -- one where computers would augment the minds of the human race.

Notably, Engelbart wasn't thinking about computers aiding hardcore research like rocket science; he was thinking about ordinary knowledge work. Much of what he demonstrated, from word processing and videoconferencing to linked information and gesture-based computing, is now part of everyday life and has helped raise the collective level of the human intelligence pool.

Join us as we look at some of the innovations the doctor and his team introduced 45 years ago, and how they look today.

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