@internetofvalue
8 months ago

What amazing invention do people rarely talk about because it works so well?

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Electricity.
What would be the point of building a million devices if we lacked the oomph to power them? Without electricity, every single electronic device on this planet and those outside it are lifeless, merely an assortment of chiseled rocks.
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PAPER! The big gest invention! Invented about 100 BC in China, paper has been indispensible in allowing us to write down and share our ideas. Also kept connected us from the history..
 
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Drugs, expecially antibiotics.

People once died of simple infections (this is still the case in countries where antibiotic coverage is not widespread). We can take a pill and go to sleep is simply amazing. The fact that people are not aware of how antibiotics works is still a issue: you have to complete an entire cycle, otherwise only non-resistant bacteria are removed, while stronger bacteria can proliferate and find new ways to resist the antibiotics. At the moment a thing that concerns me is that we are not sure if a new method to kill resistant bacteria will be invented, so in the future we could end with no defense against microorganisms that develop new strategies to win present antibiotics.

TL,DR: Antibiotics are common but don't take them for granted, it's important to complete an entire cycle :D
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FIRE!
Iit can be argued that fire was discovered rather than invented. Certainly, early humans observed incidents of fire, but it wasn't until they figured out how to control it and produce it themselves that humans could really make use of everything this new tool had to offer. The earliest use of fire goes back as far as two million years ago, while a widespread way to utilize this technology has been dated to about 125,000 years ago.
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Corrective Lenses ( Glasses ) back in the day if you needed glasses before they were invented you basically just blind.
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Wheels!!!


we are so used to it.. we never hear people talk about it..!!!
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Indoor Plumbing : Who really wants to go shit outside in a blizzard? talk about being taken for granted!
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Blockchain Technology
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The microwave
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The clock. Everyone talks about time but never talks about clocks because they never fail to tell the time.
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