Greatest Invention Essays
1024 WordsFeb 26th, 20115 Pages
What is the greatest invention of all time?
Throughout time there have been lots of new inventions which have both hindered and helped everyday life with humans. There are many different possible world’s greatest inventions because they have all helped out humankind in some way, some more than others.
I think that the greatest invention of all time is Harnessed Electricity. Some may argue that this was not an invention it was a discovery but although electricity itself was a discovery there was still the invention of had to use it and what it could be used for. I think that electricity is very important to human life because it would be nearly impossible to do anything we do today. If we didn’t have electricity a lot of things would…show more content…
I believe that the use of electricity in healthcare is more important than the use of penicillin because of the x-rays, MRI scans, life support machines, cat scans, ultrasound, surgery lighting, heart rate monitors, incubators and loads of other much needed specialist equipment. This equipment has over the years helped to save millions of lives and although penicillin helps to treat the odd few illnesses it doesn’t help to run a well equipped hospital which saves even more lives with the billions of people who visit a hospital every year.
Without electricity there would be no light and it would constantly be dark from around 4pm ever day. This would restrict most people from doing things because as soon as it was dark they would have to go to bed because there would be no lighting. Nobody could go out after dark as there would be no street lights on the roads and houses would have to be lit by candle light which wouldn’t give of the strength of light that a light bulb does now. Yet again it would be exactly like living in the dark ages.
During the early period of human history, from the ancient civilization until before the industrial revolution, humans’ way of living is in quite simple way for example. Transportation relies on manual walking or running or sometimes they’d be using animals such as horses to carry them around, then communication is through hand writings then being transferred by messengers that travels by land or by animals. All where basic and simple, yet consumes a lot of time, take for an example is their way of communication in which a single letter would consume weeks before getting on the other person. Moreover, during the old times they would rely on fire or lamps in order to work at night, which doesn’t give much of vision plus can be harmful too. Now, we got to experience something different compared back to those times thanks to the discovery of ‘Electricity’, but still why is electricity the most important invention?
Human minds are so creative and curious that one have wondered on what could be the potential on forces on our surrounding? One of the forces that mankind have taken into subject is the electricity. Before, electricity is a concept that mankind hardly believes for it was describe as a certain force that has a capability to power up, much like related to magnetics. They compare it with how the lightning strikes up in the sky during storm, that if we can harness or study such phenomena which were given time by Benjamin Franklin by his experiment on Kite during stormy day. Many scientist and theorist have collectively given their fair share, until Nikolai Tesla have shown the world how electricity works. But what it is for the society to have for this great invention? It was during his time that industrial revolution have taken a great leap in which hundreds of inventions have been studied and discovered, that up until today many still are being studied. Computers, cellular gadgets, light bulbs, electric fan and air conditioner are just few of thousands of devices and equipment that relies on the power of electricity. How does electricity works? The basic idea comes from a single source, may it be gasoline, diesel, natural, chemical, mechanical, or others it will be converted through a machine like generators to produce electrical output.
These inventions that relies on the electricity have pushes man into new era of living. In terms of transportation, we have replaced the horses and donkeys with vehicle that runs with the concept of internal combustion which still relies on electricity, as it requires a battery (chemical source) as part of its starting mechanism. Not just automotive, but also in aviation, navigation, and seafaring since aircraft and ships depends on many technologies and machines that requires massive amount of electricity too. Additionally, using the electricity there have been change on communications as we have known in our history from writing letters through hand, we jumped into paper making machines for fast printing, then change into the telephone and now we got on our hands the gadgets like cellular phone and gadgets all that are wireless and fast connection. Then in the field of medicine, we get to enjoy the privilege of using advance medical machines to examine our condition and give quick findings so doctors can give proper advice and medication Also, in operations and other extensive part of medication most of those are depending on electricity, that is why they put up back-up generator just in case something happened with their original power source.
Why electricity is the most important invention? Simply because of this invention, a lot of discovery and invention towards other field of learning have been unlocked and achieved. All of which imposes to improve human health, learning and living. That’s why we need to maximize our usage of electricity and make sure that as time goes by no amount of electricity is getting wasted just because human’s irresponsibility.