Change is an inevitable occurrence that the world has to face, or shall we say evolution? Well, it sounds more convenient that way, for when time passes the world does not only change from one state to another, but it actually experiences progress, development and innovation. For example, imagine mentioning the word Facebook and someone frowning upon it. Weird, isn’t it? This scenario is actually acceptable if we were still in the 60’s, but in our 21st century, that would be very odd. Check out this list of the top 10 inventions that have had a great impact on the world, and in point of fact, changed it forever.
10 The Internet
Few years before the internet was brought into being, it was hard to believe that there would be a technique that will let you have an insight into the other side of the world while you are resting on your own sofa. The fact is that all inventions are always hard to believe until they come into our world. The internet is one of these inventions that sounded too imaginary to be true, but fortunately it became true and the world changed forever. Needless to say, the internet has made the world a smaller place and, on the whole, has made communication across the globe much easier. Now, nothing is simpler than either getting in touch with someone who lives at the other side of the world or gathering information about anything just in a blink of an eye.
9 The Camera
The camera is actually one of the best inventions brought into this world because not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a strong memory to remember little details that took place in their lives a long time ago. Even if you are someone who is able to recall things, you would not mind capturing the best moments in your life. Thanks to the camera invention, it’s possible for everyone to keep their unsurpassed times, even if it was just a moment, forever.
You are not sure how wheels would be an invention that changed the world, right? Well, have you ever thought how people, during the Stone Age, used to locate heavy objects from one place to another? Or have you thought about how the pyramids of Egypt were built? Sure wheels played a great role in creating such things; it must have been very tiring to move these things manually that someone was too fed up to the extent that he actually had to use his brain so hard to come up with such creation. Another way in which wheels had added to the world is that it is the main reason for innovating means of transportation.
7 Cell Phones
Phones, in general, were great inventions since they helped people communicate with one another through a handle and a wire. And since the universe develops and experiences great progression, with time, cell phones were blissfully welcomed into our world. When cell phones were first invented they were the best, and in fact the only method used for reaching someone regardless your place. Later, cell phones became of more uses than just calling and receiving calls; they literally became your own little world where you can use the internet, chat with friends, read books, listen to your favorite music and doing basically everything.
If you are a food lover, then we believe that you are totally aware of all the inventions the world offers for saving your food. Refrigerators can be underestimated, but it’s because you were not born in the ages when you hunt your own food, and can hardly keep the rest of it to the following day, especially when it is hot. This invention highly assisted in keeping your food clean and cold as well as saving your leftovers. So if you ever have pizza at midnight and just slept before finishing it, you can keep the rest in the refrigerator and have them at breakfast. Best invention ever!
Needless to say, electricity will always remain on the top of the inventions that the world has ever offered. Well let’s be precise, electricity was not really invented, but rather discovered because it has existed ever since the globe was brought into being, but it just took one brilliant person to unravel the treasure of this world, and everyone on this planet is actually grateful for such discovery, or else we would not have been able to watch TVs, have lights in our homes, or use all the technologies available.
Have you ever thought how people used to travel quite long distances, from one country to another, long before planes existed? Well, of course they made use of animal’s strengths and versatility for their own advantage and also used wagons, but the thing is, it took long days, and even months, to reach the desired destination. Thanks to airplanes, these long journeys are now shorter, easier, simpler and more fun actually.
Vehicles, like cars and trucks, are as great as planes, except that they do not fly and of course not the same speed, but they are still of a great use on land. Cars made people’s lives easier because you will easily move from one place to another without having to walk for long distances, except that the traffic jam will not promise you a fast arrival, but cars are still great inventions.
2 Pens & Papers
Maybe people do not realize the importance of pen and paper, but how else would we pass knowledge, science and the history of the world to the upcoming generations. The internet is there for sure, but that does not make papers of any less importance, especially that the internet has not actually made pens and papers disappear; they are still significent to the world.
1 Social Media
You probably have expected to find social media on this list; it probably has to be on the very top of it as well because we all know how social media has affected our world. No matter what platform you use, whether Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, the best part about social media is that you get to reconnect with old friends you have lost along the way and you also get the chance to meet new people that share your same interests and passion. Social media has definitely made a great contribution to the world, but on the other hand, just as everything has its pros and cons, it made people more detached from each other, even if they seem very sociable on these applications, and more attached to their virtual worlds.