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Great Invention

  1. keira7 profile image60
    keira7posted 7 years ago

    In your opinion. What is the gretast invention/discovery and why ?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the microchip? telephones, jet engines and cars revolutionized the world, but the microchip advanced all of these inventions and many others, like space telescopes and satellites, far beyond they ever could have gone without them.

    2. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It wasn't Obama, thats for certain. lol

    3. sannyasinman profile image59
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean of all time, since the birth of man, or recent inventions, say in the last 200 years?

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      mukimiposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    5. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it goes back to the basics.

      Sharp edged tools
      Fire
      The Wheel
      Writing

  2. Pr0metheus profile image60
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    The internet - thank you Al Gore - because it began to increase the availability of information at rates that have never before been seen by human kind.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  3. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Speaking from where I'm sitting right now? Heat and electricity. It's freaking freezing outside, and without electricity that allowed my furnace to work, I'd be totally miserable! smile

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Amen to that.

      I'd also like to thank Pampers.

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Me too (heat, electricity, and Pampers) - although cars, clothes dryers, Mp3's, microwave ovens, and Barbie dolls are all good too.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well...i thought about this a little more...if there was an apocalypse i would definitely want a huge store of things that Man would find hard to make like Pampers, toothpaste, feminine products and dental floss...

  4. Cagsil profile image62
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Religion- it has master the art of bestowing real substance to unsubstantiated misconceived notions and trapped 90% of the world in a hoax, which is detrimental to the existence of humankind.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    The printing press... It opened up the world to all sorts of ideas

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Aaaahh.. mass communication. I'm with ya, UW. (I'm also a printer)
      wink

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    LEWJposted 7 years ago

    THE COMPUTER.   Without it, there'd be no internet, no microchip, printing would be less advanced, news would travel more slowly, modern office tech would be less efficient and accomplish less in longer time periods, many industrial and scientific advances would be stalled, including those reliant upon accurate computer modeling; meteorology would also be set back decades, whereas computer tech has saved lives thru accurate storm forecasting dependent upon computer technology, etc, etc,etc.

  7. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Electricity. Without it there would be no computers, no Internet, or any other electronic goods on which we depend so much nowadays.

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      LEWJposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Computers can be battery-powered rather than electrically powered.  There is a class of batteries known as deep cycle batteries; some of these, such as Industrial Deep Cycle batteries, can last from 10 to 20 years.  The NiFe alkaline battery lasts from 5 to 35 years.
      These batteries have high power output, and could be cabled by design to connect with and power computers in place of electricity.

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        From the Internet: Nickel Iron (NiFe) Batteries
        Shortcomings
        Low cell voltage.
        Very heavy and bulky.
        The low reactivity of the active components limits the high rate performance of the cells. They cells take a charge slowly, and give it up slowly.
        Low coulombic efficiency, typically less than 65%
        Steep voltage drop off with state of charge
        Low energy density.
        High self discharge rate.

        Are you saying that this is man's greatest invention?
        - They have been around since 1900.
        - And aren't they recharged with electricity?

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          LEWJposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not sure where your online stats come from, but batteries even now power cell phones, etc. 
          Also, electricity is a force rather than an invention (no patent exists claiming a legal monopoly on electricity ); but the field of electronics is a field in which inventions abound, the computer being one of those, and it CAN be run by battery power.
          Computer is my top pick.

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            LEWJposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      2. Stimp profile image78
        Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No kidding?  Interesting.  I did not know that....see there, everyone I said it....I DID NOT KNOW THAT.  I don't often say that string of words together in regard to myself.

  8. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Individual thought = Greatest invention ever.

  9. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    The burrito, because it is so scrumptious, and it's a complete meal.

  10. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    The "sandwich"...got to hand it to the Earl of Sanwich...he was a genius!

  11. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    The greatest discovery is the ability for us to use our thumbs, because if we didn't we wouldn't have anything but a cave, and eat leaves.

    ~thranax~

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have you heard the unfortunate grammar in the title of this book:

      Eats, shoots, and leaves

      s/b Eats shoots and leaves
      smile

  12. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    The Pencil!

  13. drej2522 profile image87
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    The sandwich! I mean, come on! There is nothing like putting meat between two slices of bread.

    LOL, wait, yes...the sandwich

  14. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
    Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago

    Ok  ok ok....I've got one.....glass....glass...what would this world be like without windows, without sparkling things, how would we drive cars in rain or snow?  How would near-sighed people see leaves on trees, how would far-sighted men tell their wives apart?  What would we use for thermometers...how would we see the fish in our fishtanks?  Oh Oh...what would we use to check if our diamonds a really real?

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image79
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. spease profile image84
      speaseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Plastic

      1. Sexy jonty profile image60
        Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are right .... I missed that ..... most powerful invention ever ....... replaced most of things by being cheap ....

  15. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    Sliced bread obviously.

  16. Sexy jonty profile image60
    Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago

    Great invention by far ....... mobile phones

  17. William Tan Seng profile image61
    William Tan Sengposted 7 years ago

    The speed of aeroplanes become faster and faster. It shortens our travel time from one spot to the other spot. This was the great invention. That means we can visit more places in our life time.

    1. Sexy jonty profile image60
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are right william Tan Seng ..... It is great invention .... but for me its sad .... I have been to flight for only 1 time in my life .......

  18. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    We are celebrating in Bumble Town the new invention that we are calling: FIRE.

    This will allow us to burn the place down after we have learnt to bake Bread. Next week our scientist will explore something called the alphabet. YeeHaa big_smile

    1. Sexy jonty profile image60
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Provide some good knowledge about real inventions
      ..... not about daily routine inventions ...... as everybody does it that way .... how you do .....

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Excuse Me????? Did YOU miss something here? hmm
        "Provide some good knowledge about real inventions"

        It seems knowledge is wasted on some!!
        Should I explain it in photos? hmm

        FIRE - BREAD - ALPHABET - you refer to these as daily routine inventions? lol

        Without Fire: - Well.. Your life would be pretty shitty Jonty Boy.... You couldn't burn the Cow Pats! lol

        Without Bread: - We wouldn't be exposed to so many pictorials of Bollywood women And Wouldn't be Controlled by Clicks! big_smile

        Without the Alphabet: - We couldn't see Your spelling mistakes! lol

        But Hey.... Thanks for helping me help you! smile

        1. Sexy jonty profile image60
          Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ok ..... chill out pearldiver ....
          don't be rude ....
          I got your definition of "Great Invention" (forum topic)
          What do you think about .....

          pencil
          paper
          watch
          brush

          etc ......
          Are not they reaaaaaaallllllyyyyyyy Great Invention ........

  19. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Fire was the top on my list...otherwise we would have frozen a few milleniums ago.  The wheel is the next.  Tools after that.  Language after that.  Okay, I'll stop.  ha ha ha  (and no, these are not daily routines either!)

  20. arthriticknee profile image88
    arthritickneeposted 7 years ago

    Velcro usually rates highly in this type of list.

  21. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    "Ok ..... chill out pearldiver ...."
    Chill Out? - I didn't appreciate your initial rude remarks. sad

    "don't be rude ...." - Believe me.... on my scale of 1-10 - I wasn't being rude!! (That was only a 1.5) big_smile

    1. Sexy jonty profile image60
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok ..... pearldiver ...... fights to end ...... I am now really sorry .... for my last post .....
      forget everything and be happy ......
      Post more ..... so that it's fun allaround ......

  22. retellect profile image80
    retellectposted 7 years ago

    pencil - Great invention, allows me to write and be able to rub it out if I make mistakes

    paper - something used throughout my early education and almost everyday presently. Used often with the pencil. I use it in the bathroom too!

    watch - a great way to tell the time by glancing at my wrist. No need to walk around with a great big clock to tell the time

    brush - Used in cleaning, to groom ones hair, to clean ones teeth

    All 4 great inventions! smile

  23. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    vacuum tubes because here it is where electronics including those that are used in todays appliances and computers started...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good day general, i took a look at the website you created, it is a decent one, continue it, good job, if you have time read this,

      http://hubpages.com/hub/A-tribute-to-th … ino-worker

      telescopes, galileo galilei invented it (after that they have seen that the earth is not the center of the universe)

    2. Sexy jonty profile image60
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What about transistor ..... it is also great invention .....

      1. retellect profile image80
        retellectposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Funny you should say that, I wrote a hub that touches on the subject a bit. Read under "Where it all Started"

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Embedded-Comput … -computing

        smile

        1. Sexy jonty profile image60
          Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nice hub about microprocessor ........
          yet another great invention .....

  24. retellect profile image80
    retellectposted 7 years ago

    Just millions of transistors! smile

  25. Stimp profile image78
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    Spandex and Spanx.....because they give a flattering figure without the situps!!!

  26. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    The wheel.  Women invented it and we haven't looked back ever since.

  27. kwalters profile image61
    kwaltersposted 7 years ago

    Agriculture.  It turned nomadic tribes into cities into civilizations to destroy...er save...the Earth.

    1. Sexy jonty profile image60
      Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think agriculture is not an invention ...... but discovery ....

  28. Sexy jonty profile image60
    Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago

    Television ..... telephone ......

  29. Lee Boolean profile image60
    Lee Booleanposted 7 years ago

    Viagra... it keeps coma patients from rolling out of bed

  30. keira7 profile image60
    keira7posted 7 years ago

    Thank you every one for your participation. God Bless you all:)

  31. keira7 profile image60
    keira7posted 7 years ago

    Thank you every one for your participation. God Bless you all:)

 
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