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Innovations of the century


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted January 22 2004 - 02:07 AM

Lists appear at the end of each year, the years gadgets, succeses, news stories, films, books...an so on.

I thought I'd take a different route and cover the entire century which would be the some of the most important innovations.

These are in no particular order:

The Airplane - unbeatable speed - and what a view

Radio Broadcasting - providing news quickly that changed the world in the 20's.

Nuclear Power - A source of energy that does not follow the short-sighted spirited of the times

Integrated Circuits - invented in 1958, becoming even smaller and smarter

Space Rockets - The sky is not the limit

The Mobile Phone - basic accessory that is assuming increasing importance

The Internet - the new backbone of society, now assuming the convolutions of the brain.

Gene Technology - precision in plant cultivation and animal breeding has become a daily fodder.


This by no means is the definitive list as there may be more such as laser or the radar.

Anyway, the question is which one of these significant innovation(or any other) you couldn't do without in today's world?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   PhilipG

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Posted January 22 2004 - 04:17 AM

Integrated Circuits - I can easily do without all the other things.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Joe Bernardi

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Posted January 22 2004 - 11:50 PM

Liquid Prell in a plastic tube.

What about the artificial heart-lung machine?
No, if you drop that in the bathroom sink, it'll break, but liquid Prell...

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Todd Phillips

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Posted January 23 2004 - 08:38 AM

Splinter-free toilet paper (1935)
"Safe? Who knows what's safe? I know a man who dropped dead from lookin' at his wife. My own grandmother fought the indians for sixty years, then choked to death on lemon pie."




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