Even though the human species is not alone in regards to using tools, we have definitely gone above and beyond in the technological aspect of our race. The use of our inventions has taken us a long way. They’ve allowed us to land on the moon, travel over oceans, and even eliminate major health threats with various medicines. Below, we are going to talk about the top 10 greatest inventions ever made.
Although most people probably don’t know this, we have been brewing alcohol for the past 12,000 years or so. It shouldn’t come to you as a surprise that we’ve mastered the process and now alcohol is used in every country in the world for all kinds of purposes. Besides drinking, alcohol can be used to kill microorganisms (which is what it was originally designed for). Needless to say, it has come a long time since its conception and the uses for alcohol are increasing each day.
9. The Internet
The web has only been around for a relatively short period of time but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hold significance in our society. The Internet originally began as various communication networks that developed in the 1970’s and quickly rose in popularity since then. The web has allowed information to be accessed quickly and effectively, from any part of the world. It has revolutionized the world and will forever hold a part in our society.
8. Birth Control
Although there are several different methods for prevent child birth, this method has been one of the most reliable techniques. What a lot of people don’t know is that various birth control techniques have been around for about a century with the more popular methods beginning about a decade ago.
Antibiotics really began to take off in the 1870’s when science really began to dabble in it. Ever since that point, we have developed cures to diseases and create antibiotics that have kept people safe from infections that otherwise would have killed them. The benefit for this invention is simple: it has allowed a greater number of people to live for a longer period of time. With antibiotics, we have greatly reduced the chances of dying from an illness and the best part is that technology is only getting better every day.
We don’t know about you, but not a lot of people would have the mental tolerance to go through a surgery without anesthetic. Anesthetics allows doctors and surgeons to perform surgeries without the patient feeling any of the horrific pain that otherwise would be felt without the medicine. Nowadays, anesthetics have been replaced with other kinds of procedures including laughing and sleeping gas. However, this doesn’t take away from the importance that it has on our society.