Sunday, January 24, 2016

Inventions that have impacted the world

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Have you heard the famous quote "necessity is the mother of invention". Well this famous quote has resembled in many countries across the world. Inventors Day is observed on 29 September by numerous countries, as it is the anniversary of Argentinian inventor László József Bíró, the discoverer of the ball-point pen.

Inventions have a robust influence on the way civilizations are organized, making it intolerable to imagine how we could survive without them. Every device we use in everyday life such as book or house light was once an groundbreaking invention which altered civilization.

Here are some key discoveries that have wedged the world for good

Compass: Before the compass was invented, location and track at sea were mainly dogged by the sighting of milestones, along with the scrutiny of the location of stars and celestial bodies.

Invented by Chinese between the 9th and 11th century, initial compass were made from naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite.

Computer :Considered the "father of the computer", Charles Babbage conceptualized and invented the first mechanical computer in the early 19th century.

Penicillin : Penicillin, which fights many bacterial toxicities in humans without harming the humans was mass produced and advertised in 1944. But the initial discovery was done by Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming.

Wheel : Invented in 3500 BC , this invention had the greatest impact in farming and trade by permitting the passage of possessions from any place. They have transformed lives for centuries and today an important invention present in each and every household.

World Wide Web : Invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on 12 March, 1989, world wide web became realistic through a proposal to the management at CERN for a system called "Mesh". With help from his colleagues he improved his proposal in November 1990 to build a project called World Wide Web  as a web of documents to be viewed by internet browsers

Paper : Invented in china during the Han Dynasty, it spread slowly to the other parts of the world as part of trade routes. Earlier material used for producing paper was expensive but as understanding of paper processing improved, cheaper raw materials reduced the cost of paper. Thus it started becoming available to the masses.

Light bulb : The credit for this invention that has lit many houses in the world goes to Thomas Edison in 1879. He created a working lighting system that included a carbon-filament bulb. Apart from him there have been many people who have contributed for creation of lamps, batteries and bulbs.

Telephone : Today the world is connected or just a call away due to an invention of telephone done by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. This invention quickly took off, and transformed global trade and communiqué.

Invention is never ending story. Humans will continue to innovate.

Invention is never ending story. Humans will continue to innovate. I will like to end this blog post with a nice quote from Steve jobs 
"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.