Top 10 Inventions that changed the world!
We have changed our lives dramatically right from ancient times till today! Our society has continuously developed itself. From the first bow and arrow to the modern machine guns, from the hut in the forest to modern houses, from the hand fans to the modern air conditioners, illustrates that human civilization has continuously developed itself through innovative ideas.
Here, we are going to take you through the Top 10 Inventions that have changed you and me alike and changed our lifestyle completely.
Here is the list of top 10 inventions–
10. The Plough
This invention is just like the Wheel. Without this invention, no other invention might have been possible. Imagine the food scarcity if there was no plough, people would have to dig the land and make it fit for sowing the seeds. It would certainly prove a nightmare. The Plough has a simple design yet has played a tremendous role. Hence I have given it a slot in the top 10 inventions.
A Scottish Biologist, named Alexander Fleming was investigating something called staphylococci and on the dawn of September 28, 1928, he woke up and started investigating and found that colonies of staphylococci near the fungus were destroyed while the farther ones remained as they were.
This was the historic moment in the history of medicine. The accidental moment would save 100 million people soon. Alexander Fleming later said, ” I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer, But I suppose that was exactly what I did”. And thus due to this scientist 100 million people were saved. Hence Penicillin deserves a position in top 10 inventions.
Imagine what will happen if photographs were not there. This is another spectacular achievement by our technology, that we learnt to take picture. Today, a lot of technology depends on photography such as satellites. A lot of technology would have become useless. In 1727, again by accident, the German chemist Johann Schulze discovered that a mixture of chalk, nitric acid and silver darkened when exposed to sunlight and the rate of darkening increased with the amount of silver in it. The result was the invention of the camera. It also gave rise to the industry of film making and was a step towards videography. Photography does deserve a position in top 10 inventions.
7. The Compass
Without this invention, we wouldn’t have known that land called America or Australia exists because these discoveries were a part of Age of Exploration and Age of Exploration would have been impossible without The Mariner’s Compass. At its invention, no one would have imagined that this small magnet free to align itself with earth’s magnetic field would be of such great use. No one would have expected this marvellous achievement of The Compass but it just did what it was not expected to.
6. The Wheel
You (the reader) may have thought before the beginning that all these inventions that are going to be followed will probably be very complex in design and structure. But that’s not the case with all of them. One of the best examples of this is The Wheel. It was invented in Mesopotamia at around 3500 B.C. Think of the life today as without cars, buses, trains, planes, trolley bags. This life is extremely unimaginable because these things have become a basic necessity of life. Without wheels, many other inventions would have been impossible.
5. Printing Press
Printing Press can be best compared to the Internet today in terms of communication. Printing Press revolutionized the communication in the same ways as Internet revolutionized communication in modern times. Not only that Printing Press has brought about dramatic changes to the human civilization. Before its invention, Europeans used to read hand-written books which were expensive. Hence, there were limited people in the society who were literate. Hence Printing Press bought about a renaissance across Europe.
Want to contact anybody on the other side of the planet? Just take out your cell phone, type 10 digit unique number and press the call button and in moments you are connected to the person who is geographically 10000 kilometres or be it any distance far away from you. This is the miracle of the communications technology. If somehow it was possible to go back to past and I had said that these (Communications) type of things will be invented, our ancestors would have driven nuts, and utmost assume that this guy is telling stories of science fiction.
3. Light Bulb
The importance of this invention cannot be overstated. There was gas lighting before the invention of the light bulb. But the electric bulb of Edison was far cheaper to use than Gaslighting. This dramatically increased the efficiency across industries.
From smartphones to desktop computers to laptops to palm-tops and even tablets are nothing but newer designs of the computer. For Example, the first computer invented by us was of 27 tonnes (27000 kilograms) and consumed 150 kW of power and now we have the lightest smartphone weighing around 120 grams which is about 225000 times less than that of the first computer ENIAC. The computer gave rise to IT industry and gave employment to millions of unemployed people. Without this machine, sensors wouldn’t have been possible, smartphones not possible, tablets not possible. It is also responsible for increasing the productivity of thousands of people and saving thousands of man-hours by using complex software.
The computer was also responsible for drastically bringing down the cost of production by using software and robotics in the production line. This decreased the cost of the final goods. This device certainly deserves the 2nd position of all the top 10 inventions.
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This technology is amazing and is responsible for instant communication, no matter the geographic locations. Every computer user who is using the computer for his personal needs requires this technology nowadays. Invented by the US Department of Defense amid fears of Soviet nuclear threat, this technology enabled researchers to share data electronically. Data was converted to telephone signals by Modulator-Demodulator (Modem).
The US Department of Defense may not have imagined that this technology would change the world so dramatically. The Communications Technology allowed people to share voice, or text by telegraph but this technology enabled users to share images, videos, movies, presentation, text, voice and even a live video broadcast. This technology combined with a computer employed millions of people who were in search of jobs. The Internet is basically nothing but a form of communications technology.
On another note, the Internet has also led to greater democratization with free flow of information among people.
So to wrap things up, do you agree with our list of Top 10 Inventions? Tell your thought in the comment section below or you can vote your favourite invention from the poll below.