We humans are inventive by nature and we never stop looking for ways to make our lives easier. Striving to better ourselves and the world around us, we have come up with some truly ingenious inventions throughout history, some of which being more or less responsible for how our world looks like in this day and age. Among them, a few inventions stand out as being at the core of our modern society, inventions that have shaped our world into what it is. Let us then take a closer look at the 10 most influential inventions throughout history.
The birth of the internet could be said to be the greatest invention of them all. The internet did not come to be until the 1970s. Before this, scientists had created a network of computers with the sole purpose of scientific and military research. However, in the 70s, they were able to establish a single protocol where all computers on all networks could communicate. And this was the invention of the internet. Today, we use the internet for virtually everything – business, communication, entertainment. Imagine our world without the internet today – everything would come to a standstill. We have become so dependent on the internet yet we fail to appreciate what a great invention it was.