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What Are The Inventions That Have Been The Most Important For Our Lives?

 
 
Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 09:59 am
There are definitely many important inventions but which do you think is the most important one
 
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 10:04 am
@Michael Johnson,
Making a ton of topics in a row on a website. That one is awesome.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 10:36 am
It's a tossup between toilet paper and charcoal briquettes.
Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 10:50 am
@Michael Johnson,
The wheel
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 10:55 am
@Michael Johnson,
The wheel - without it we would not have developed very far technically.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 11:01 am
@Michael Johnson,
Without doubt, use of hops in The Brew
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 11:12 am
Paper and movable type. Without these everything had to be memorized.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 11:34 am
@coluber2001,
Without a wheel the printing machine would not have worked.
Before paper things were memorized and later written on stone or wood.
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camlok
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 11:44 am
@edgarblythe,
Ain't that the truth, Edgar.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 11:53 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

Making a ton of topics in a row on a website. That one is awesome.

What are the Vegas odds he/she/it will come back and actually participate in the threads he/she/it created?
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:02 pm
@camlok,
Think of a plateau rather than an apex. You can't really talk of a single most important invention, because there are many that have been equally important to civilization. I think it would help to keep that in mind when answering this question. Still, it's a good post.

James Burks book, "The Day The Universe Changed" is a good book on the subject. It's about how inventions and discoveries changed the course of history.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:29 pm
@coluber2001,
languages evolved , and that allowed for specialization, and that allowed for technological developments independent of each other. All the rest is just score keeping

camlok
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:45 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
languages evolved , and that allowed for specialization,


More fuddle duddle.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 03:54 pm
The hotel trouser press.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 04:16 pm
@Michael Johnson,
Electricity.
camlok
 
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Reply Mon 17 Apr, 2017 04:42 pm
@rosborne979,
Nanothermite
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 12:57 am
Eyeglasses.
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 01:26 am
@rosborne979,
I do not think we invented electricity, but discovered it.
ekename
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 04:03 am
@Michael Johnson,
Quote:
What Are The Inventions That Have Been The Most Important For Our Lives?


Love. I had another answer but I lost it.

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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 04:14 am
@saab,
saab wrote:

I do not think we invented electricity, but discovered it.

As applies to the question, I'm not sure there's much difference.
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