The 30 Most Amazing Inventions That Changed the World
It is in the nature of human beings to work for better living standards and it is part of evolution to evolve. Mankind has worked tirelessly for the cause of having a better life for themselves and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. For that, Humans have made inventions that benefit and help them. Listed here are the 30 best inventions ever created by human beings.
Perhaps one of the most amazing inventions ever, almost every person is familiar with this device particularly the fact that it is used not only by mathematicians but is put into practice by almost everyone. The first calculator was created in the Late 1960s and the pocket version became available in 1970.In today’s modern world it is impossible to find a mobile without a calculator application in it.
Though the credit for this invention goes to ancient Romans, but his practice wasn’t very popular until the 20th century. In the past people would have to go to public toilets and take buckets of water with them but, in today’s modern world, we have this system of plumbing which keeps our house from smelling like poop.Having a house which doesn’t smell like a mini-sewer is definitely a progress to a better lifestyle then in the past.
It is objects like this which really make you wonder what we would do and more importantly where would we be if this invention hadn’t been done. The modern man has so many benefits and one of the reason for these benefits is tools, imagine how we would build thingsor nail things together, cut trees and even build anything had tools not been invented.
Perhaps the best invention of ancient civilizations, language is the definition of humanity. Imagine a life without any sort of communication, how do you interact with others? How do u learn anything at all, our ability to communicate and understand whether it be speaking,writing or reading, language is the sole reason for it.
26. Birth Control:
Though methods to avoid pregnancy have been employed for thousands of years, yet, the most safest and reliable methods have been available for about a century. Women now no longer have to be afraid and can do whatever they want in their lives. In addition to tat, women don’t have to get tied up in homes with kids, they can reach out to levels not possible before and perhaps that is the reason that in this competitive world,women are giving men a run for their money.
25. Microwave Oven:
The most important invention regarding foods, the first commercial microwave oven was sold in 1974. Widely used for reheating cold food and even sometimes frozen food, microwave ovens have really become an important part of our life,whether it be melting chocolate or reheating a dinner, we always turn towards microwave ovens.
The main reason for the prolonged life of humans, Antibiotics have revolutionized life as we know it. In the 1870s when science was growing, it turned its attention to find some protection against different microorganisms causing viruses and diseases.Due to Antibiotics we have removed the fear of dying from minor injuries and are living a much more happy life knowing that we won’t go down easily.
Let’s go back in time and have a look at the cassette walkman, a single cassette could barely have 12 to 15 songs in it. Music lovers were always seen buying and keeping various cassettes with them. But, that was that and this is now, this magnificent white device which revolutionized the music industry and has the capacity to store up to 30,000 songs in it.No doubt, IPods have made our lives very easy as far as music is concerned.
First introduced in 1927, refrigerators are without a doubt the greatest kitchen invention ever made. Before its invention ice houses were used to have cool storage for food for almost the entire year, a house without a refrigerator is like a train without an engine,just imagine how life would be if we don’t have means to store our ice cream and other foods.
GPS or more commonly referred to as the Global Positioning System first came into existence in 1978. Using 32 satellites to help it in its operation, the GPS points to your location with incredible accuracy.In the start it was a popular device for the travelers but with the development of this technology and wit time, GPS is everywhere, it’s found in not only mobile phones but also in cars.
20. Credit Cards:
Originally used in 1920, Credit Cards have revolutionized our lives. It was originated to serve as a medium of providing fuel to the increasing number of buyers, but, today they are everywhere.Whether it be shopping, Gas pumps or even online buying, Credit Cards are everywhere as they allow short term loans o be given quickly to the users.
19. The Bar Code:
To an ordinary person a bar code is nothing but a few strips of boring black and white lines, but , if you ask its importance to a person keeping some sort of inventory record like the manager or owner of a store, a bar code is of utmost importance. Using these black and white stripes we can easily recognize the price of the item and in addition to that it also helps to keep a track of our inventory.Boring or not, Bar Codes have changed the way we shop.
The Radio is an important part of our lives, whether it be listening to news or just driving around town in your car listening to music. The first Radio was invented in 1901, when the Italian Guglielmo Macroni sent the first radio transaction. The technology was the most important means of communication in the old days particularly during the World War era.Had radio not been invented, then, life as we know it wouldn’t even exist.
17. Printing Press:
Today the evolved version of this device is termed as a printer. The device was originally invented in 1454 by a German Goldsmith by the name of Gutenberg, it consisted of a moveable metal which using ink, could print repeatedly on paper. Imagine a life without a printer, no newspaper, no hard copies, no paper and not even the ability to bring out photos from camera reel.No doubt, our lives have been greatly enhanced by this invention.
16. Gaming Consoles:
Ok so let’s look at the way we entertain ourselves indoor in this modern era. We have come a long way from the Pong invented in 1972. Whether you like to stay fit or just love having fun, gaming consoles are for everyone, if you want to stay fit you can play the Nintendo Wii or if your into violence you can play first person shooters.A world without gaming is a world in which I do not desire to live and Gaming consoles take gaming to the next level.
Every picture has its own perception; some people find guns to be an amazing invention while others consider it to be the work of Satan. Good or bad, we cannot deny the fact that guns have revolutionized the world in which we live, now everyone doesn’t have to learn to fight with swords to protect themselves, true that a person needs to train with guns as well but it’s much easier then the sword fighting.The first gun was fired in the 13th century and since then, it has all been uphill as far as the development of guns is concerned.
Automated Teller Machine or more commonly referred to as ATM, this invention is amongst the most important inventions ever made. Invented by J.S.Barron, the first ATM was introduced at Barclays Bank in June 1967. If you run out money and you have limited time to spend, then, instead of waiting for your turn in a bank, simply go to an ATM machine and draw out money.Life without ATM’s truly would be difficult.
Some men are born great while others have greatness trust upon them, same can be said for Alexander Graham. The first telephone, invented by Alexander Graham, was invented in the 1870s and since then this technology has evolved into a major network. With over 1.3 billion phone lines currently in use throughout the world,the Modern telephone network is the backbone of all sorts of communication being done today.
12. Digital Camera:
When you think of camera’s a few big names are Canon, Sony and Kodak. Though Canon is widely recognized as the creators of the best cameras in the world, it is a shock knowing that the credit to this invention goes to Kodak and not Canon. A Kodak engineer by the name of Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera in 1975. Since then, this technology has evolved our lives greatly. Without Digital Camera’s half the breakthroughs in science would not have been possible as there would have been no means to go into the depths of this world which are not visible to the human eye.This technology is the sole reason for most of today’s breakthroughs in science.
The Television of more commonly referred to as the TV, our lives have greatly been evolved by his invention, not only giving exposure to as seen on tv products but endless entertainment and educational choices as well. The ability to watch both recorded as well as live shows and games, TV’s are the most commonly and most popular means of home entertainment. With the rapid development since 1970s, and the availability of video cassettes, DVD’s and now Blu-ray’s, the uses of TV have greatly been enhancedand life without TV is virtually impossible.
Imagine a life of hard work, where you don’t have any machines to help you. Let’s consider building a Pyramid without machines, it would take years and thousands and thousands of men to complete it. But, fortunately for us, we have developed assistants in almost every walk of life. These assistants are computerized machines, programmed to do specific tasks of work more efficiently than humans. The use of Drones, the various car productions methods and even the assembling and disassembling of machines is done efficiently due to robots.The humanoid Robots are widely being used today and who knows a time may come in future where Robots will do all the work and we will have all sorts of spare time to ourselves.
9. Mobile Phones:
They say seeing is believing, seeing a mobile phone in the hand of every human being who has any sense of himself is becoming more and more common. Today there are over 5 billion mobile phones in use and the number keeps on increasing. The ability to communicate with others even from the remotest location is all being made possible due to mobile phones and satellite phones are the perfect example of it. The ability to stay in touch all the time via text messages is very common among the youth and is perhaps the most widely used means of communicating used today.With the development of this technology, there is no doubt that everyone has a mobile and everyone needs a mobile.
8. Steam Engine:
Overshadowed by electrical and internal combustion engines, the Steam engine is perhaps the most unappreciated invention used today. The enormous changes brought forward by the industrial revolution were all made possible by the use of Steam engine and it shows the importance of Steam Engines in practical life.Though electrical engines get more preference and acknowledgement; Steam Engines are used by majority of the power plants to generate electricity.
There can be little doubt about the importance of Automobiles in our lives. An interesting fact is that here are 600 million passenger cars used in the world right now. We can add to it the fact that people also travel by means of public transport such as trains, but, our result of 600 million indicates that there is roughly one car per 11 people.Just think about how life would be without automobiles.
A name which everyone has heard is that of the Wright Brothers, who in 1902 developed the first form of an aircraft which was a three-axis control system. The possibility to fly over 9000 kilometers in 8 hours is nothing but remarkable. But, this ability to fly and touch the sky could not have been made possible had it not been for the Wright Brothers and had aircrafts not been invented,we would still be sailing the oceans to reach our destination.
Before the invention of Email, a person would send a document and wait for days for the person to receive it. Today Email’s have revolutionized our lives. A person sitting in one part of the world can communicate with someone in any other part of the world in the time of a few seconds.With the development and adaption of this technology, life has become very easy and comfortable.
25 percent of the world that is 1.7 billion people are using internet today. In the 1960s American defense used a service called ARPANET as a means of the internet and later joined hands with the National Science Foundation to evolve internet. But the internet we know today under World Wide Web was created by Tim Berner Lee in 1989. Our life has been made extremely easy all thanks to the internet and the means of communication through social networking sites keeps usin continuous contact with our friends and helps us to meet people throughout the world.
Computers have impacted our lives with numerous benefits. Whether it be landing on the moon or just every day to day business transactions, nothing is possible without computers. Computers are now used in almost every phase of life and there is hardly any area where computer hasn’t benefited the humans. Bringing speed and more reliability with them, computers can do numerous mathematical calculations with incredible speed and pin point accuracy.Add to that the fact that new software’s and hardware’s are always making the computer better, life without a computer is like a rose without petals.
2. Light Bulb:
Thought Thomas Edison gets most of the credit for the invention of the light bulb, this invention was the collective work of Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan. Eventually the two joined hands and launched a company called Ediswan. So if you’re somewhere where there is light at night, then be thankful to Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan. Imagine a world where you have to light candles and burn cotton to have little light in your room, life truly would be miserable but fortunately for us we had Ediswan.The bulb itself works by transmitting electricity through a filament.
Probably the single most important invention in human history, without electricity humans have nothing. Without electricity there is no TV, no computer, no internet and certainly no light bulb. Had it not been for Electricitywe wouldn’t even have a list of the top 30 inventions we would have a minor list of 3 or 5 inventions.