It's good to know embedded systems are new-ish technology!
Really makes me feel good about the implantable cardiac defibrillators, hard disk drives, engine control units, CNC machines, remote weather stations, mobile phones (baseband), insulin pumps, etc. that I've worked on for the last 20+ years.
A home might have 3-5 desktop/laptop processors in it, while that car on the driveway probably has at least 20, maybe 50, processors in it.
Embedded systems, and the engineers who design the hardware, software, firmware, etc. are kind of like air - all around you, and you don't really notice them, but you sure would if they disappeared.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a soapbox to step down from, and a lawn in need of protection from young whipper-snappers.