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  • Fahrenheit 451 is released

    Fahrenheit 451 is released
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    Fahrenheit 451 to now

  • First Nuclear Power Plant is created

    First Nuclear Power Plant is created
    Nuclear Power Plants create over 20% of the United States' electricity, taking the strain off of coal burning, which pollutes the environment. Disadvantages are that nuclear power plants are extremely dangerous and have killed many people, such as in the Chernobyl disaster.
  • First Working handheld calculator is created by Texas Instrument

    First Working handheld calculator is created by Texas Instrument
    The pocket calculator has helped make everyday calculations much easier and faster, and has also increased efficiency in jobs such as accounting and engineering. A big disadvantage is that due to its ease of use many people aren't able to make calculations in their head.
  • The Internet is created by the US Military

    The Internet is created by the US Military
    The Internet has many advantages such as saving time shoopping and having easy access to information. Disadvantages include a large platform for crime and for pornography
  • The first email is sent

    The first email is sent
    Emails are a very easy form of communication that save time and tons of paper for everyone. Along with all the good they bring, emails also have some disadvantages. Many criminals send out scams via email, stealing many identities every year. Also, viruses, which destroy computers, are often sent through email.
  • The first video game "computer space" is released

    The first video game "computer space" is released
    Video games are veryfun and can help pass the time during long car trips or a boring day. A major disadvantage of this technology is that it can become an addiction and hurt kid's grades in school. Also, violent video games contribute to teenage crime.
  • Genetic Engineering is first used on bacteria

    Genetic Engineering is first used on bacteria
    Genetic engineering is very helpful to people all over the world. First it can create new types of fruits and vegetables with resistance to pests and harsh climates. Also genetic engineering will likely be used in the future to reduce birth defects. However, critics say that genetically engineered crops may be harmful to natural crops, and may have hampered nutritional value. Also, genetic engineering in humans could be detrimental to individuality
  • The first commercial cell phone is used for the first time.

    The first commercial cell phone is used for the first time.
    The cell phone is a great way to communicate with friends and family anywhere that you may be. It can also serve as a GPS and and many other things. Although, cell phones also have many disadvantages. Mobile phones emit microwave radiation, that affects your health. Also teenagers in particular waste large quantities of time using these devices.
  • The first "user-friendly" personal computer, the Macintosh128k is released

    The first "user-friendly" personal computer, the Macintosh128k is released
    With the introduction of the personal computer came some serious advantages. Such as being able to do work and store information on something other than paper. Also, people could now work from home and have more time with their families. Some disadvantages are that a computer can cause people to become secluded. Also, personal information stored on computers isn't necessarily safe from hackers.
  • The first hybrid car is released

    The first hybrid car is released
    The advantages that come with hybrid cars are very easy to see. They are fuel efficient, helping to save money and the environment. Along with these great qualities, come a few bad ones. Hybrid cars are generally small and have poor crash test ratings, making them more unsafe than a normal car. They also tend to cost a lot
  • Tivo ships the first DVRs

    Tivo ships the first DVRs
    The DVR or digital video recorder is a great new technology. Thanks to this new technology people can now pause live TV and record their favorite shows so nobody has to watch commercials or miss a show. The disadvantages come mainly on the broadcasting side of things. Now, because commercials can be skipped, the advertising slots aren't worth as much costing broadcasting companies tons of money. Also, another small downside is that consumers aren't always aware of a new show.
  • Twitter is launched

    Twitter is launched
    Twitter is a fun way to get up to date on what your friends and family are doing. Among other advantages, Twitter is very entertaining, and with "followers", it makes you feel like a celebrity. As with most technology, there are always disadvantages. First and foremost, everything posted on Twitter is open for all to read. This makes it a place where professional athletes in particular, tweet things they will later regret and get in trouble for. Also the use of Twitter is highly addictive.