Anthony Levandowski, the American engineer behind Google's push for self-driving cars - also involved in a lawsuit regarding his alleged transfer of intel to Uber - has established a non-profit called "Way of the Future". The religious organisation intends to established a deity based on artificial intelligence, and, according to Wired:
Gerald Collard makes neon lights in Montreal. this is a peek at his work. Video on Youtube
After the transistor was invented in 1947 one of the first available consumer technologies it was applied to was radios, so they could be made portable and higher quality. Hence the line in 'Brown-eyed Girl' - "going down to the old mine with a transistor radio."