What Was The Most Important Invention?

The most important inventions were probably the early discovery of fire. Some people may argue this is not so much an invention but a discovery. I guess some early man had to invent a way of sparking a flame though.

The next most important invention in the development of man was the wheel. This enabled the development of transport and travel.

Paper, writing implements and later the printing press played a key role in the education and development of man.

In the eighteenth century the invention of the modern steam engine played a key role in the industrialisation and rapid growth of the world.

In the nineteenth century, there was a golden age of invention. Electricity and related devices transformed the world leading to a whole series of new machines and devices.

The twentieth century may be remembered as the atomic age. The development of nuclear power and nuclear energy. It was also the century which saw the development of the modern computer and internet.

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Which do you think has been the most important invention?
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4 Comments:

Anonymous Sanjiv said...

The article was quite interesting. Good going...
I would like to draw your attention towards an article on “Inventions that revolutionised the world”. Every schoolchild knows that the scientific genius and inventor, Thomas Alva Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. Though the credit to make electric bulbs commercially viable goes to him, many believe that he did not invent the bulb and bought patents from those who did.
To read more interesting facts check http://www.sinapseblog.com/2010/11/inventions-that-revolutionised-world.html

November 30, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous girish said...

really good list. how about adding internet to it?

August 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger M. Cameron O'Dell said...

Any list of inventions that does not have Tesla's name on it at least twice is absolute trash. Tesla invented "Edison's" light bulb, the florescent version as well, "Marconi's" radio, television, beam weapons, A/C current, and designed and built things the Government thinks is too dangerous for us to know about to this day.

December 4, 2012 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger M. Cameron O'Dell said...

Any list of inventions that does not have Tesla's name on it at least twice is absolute trash. Tesla invented "Edison's" light bulb, the florescent version as well, "Marconi's" radio, television, beam weapons, A/C current, and designed and built things the Government thinks is too dangerous for us to know about to this day.

December 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM  

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