15 GREATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN HISTORY

Here is the list of the 15 greatest breakthroughs in our history that is improved through time and made the lives of the people in our society much better and comfortable. Most of this breakthroughs are really important that apart from their creation and their improvement through time together with the help of the creation of newer technology, studies and researches, has made our lives and our work more efficient and convenient to us thus making our lives much better.

 

 Alphabetization
First Millenium B.C.
Made knowledge accessible and searchable - and may have contributed to the rise of societies that used phonetic letters over used ideographic ones.
 
 
 
 
Paper
Second Century
The idea of stamping images is natural if you have paper until then, it's economically unaffordable
 
  
Paper Money
11th Century
The abstraction at the core of the modern economy
 
 
  
Compass
12th Century
Oriented us, even at sea
 
  
Mechanized Clock
15th Century
It quantified time
 
 
 
Gregorian Calendar
1582
Debugged the Julian calendar, jumping ahead 10 days synchronize the world with the seasons.
 
  
 
Refrigeration
1850's
Discovering how to make cold would change the way we eat - and live - almost profoundly as discovering how to cook
 
  
Telephone
1876
 
 
  
Photography
Early 19th Century
Changed journalism art. culture, and how we see ourselves.
 
 
 
Airplane
1903
Transformed travel, warfare, and our view of the world
 
Radio
1906
The first demonstration of electronic mass media's power to spread ideas and homogenize culture
 
 
 
Rocketry
1926
"Our only way off the planet - so far." - George Dyson
 
 
 
Internet
1960's
The infrastructure of the digital age
 
   
 
Personal Computer
1970's
Like the lever and the abacus, it augmented human capabilities
 
 
 
Automobile
Late 19th Century
Transformed daily life, our culture, and our landscape
 
 

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