.....Computer-aided design made zoom lenses possible for photographic purposes. Until then they were basically only seen in the motion picture industry or in small movie cameras. "Turrets" or "bifocals" were the alternatives.
1959 - Voigtländer Zoomar 36-82/2.8 for Bessamatic, Exakta, Contax, Pentax, Kodak mounts.
Not computer aided, as far as I know.