Change the world (top ten inventions)


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Encyclopaedia Britannica shows ten inventions that changed our world.

“You may think you can’t live without your tablet computer and your cordless electric drill, but what about the inventions that came before them? Humans have been innovating since the dawn of time to get us to where we are today. Here are just 10 of the hundreds of inventions that profoundly changed your world. What else would be on your list?

Stone tools.-Stone tools were humanity’s earliest technology, invented more than 2 million years ago by Homo habilis, an early human ancestor. The simplest implements, known to their discoverers as “choppers,” were sharpened stones made by smashing one stone against another. This clever (if crude) multi-tool could be used for cutting, sawing, crushing, or smashing. Without this innovation, humanity would have never known the spork.

Daguerreotype.-The first successful photograph, the daguerreotype, was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and Nicéphore Niépce in the 1830s. Niépce’s first attempt needed 8 hours exposure time—Daguerre’s needed 20 or 30 minutes. Now, of course, we can take photos of anything we want, anytime, instantly. Thank you, Daguerre and Niépce, for your role in making Instagram possible” ( … )

Continue reading here:

https://www.britannica.com/list/10-inventions-that-changed-your-world

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Some other people think the top ten inventions were these:

https://www.famousinventors.org/top-10-inventions-that-changed-the-world

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In my opinion, we could not forget the great practical invention of the Swiss Army knife which reminds me the modern cell phones

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Army_knife

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