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Old 04-09-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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What recent technological discovery has had the most significant impact in the human species?

In my opinion it is the discovery of electricity. This eventually led to computers, and finally led to the internet and world wide web. These discoveries have helped us become more efficient in everything and has accelerated and improved communication and globalization. Furthermore, these new efficiencies will aid us to discover even more technologies!

What do you think?
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Define "recent".
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Yes, define recent.

The cup for drinking water is pretty useful.
Indoor plumbing is really nice. So is indoor hot water.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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The reason for my ambiguity is just to allow open responses. In what ever you define as recent, what technological discovery has had the most significant impact in the human species? Im just trying to have an open discussion about technology and its impact on "modern" (ambiguous again ) life.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:18 PM
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Flight (any method), too many reasons to list. However, my top 3 are world changers:

1) Wars
2) Travel
3) Space exploration

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Old 04-14-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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Flight (any method), too many reasons to list. However, my top 3 are world changers:

1) Wars
2) Travel
3) Space exploration
Technological discoveries?
Number 2 and 3 are in the right direction.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:43 AM
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Technological discoveries?
Number 2 and 3 are in the right direction.
Did you just read the list and not the sentences above it? I don't think you read my post right, I said FLIGHT is the discovery which impacted the human species in 3 major ways.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Electricity is recent?
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Electricity is recent?
well being able to harness it and use it is
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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1) the automobile
2) the computer
3) the cellphone

They're not only technological advances that have made life "easier", they're also the first examples of "personal" (and disposable) "hi-technology", that have all had an enormous impact on human culture and how we relate to each other.
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