Significant Advances in Technology

  • 200


    PaperPaper allowed better efficient use of written information such as languages or other data.
  • Feb 11, 900


    GunpowderUsed to fuel projectiles
  • Feb 11, 1100


    CompassOriented us around the world even at the ocean.
  • Jan 1, 1200

    Optical Lenses

    Optical Lenses
    Optical LensesAllowed more people to read if they could not of allowed other oppurtunities such as the telescope.
  • Mar 11, 1430

    Printing Press

    Printing Press
    The first Printing PressThe invention of the printing press allowed for exponential growth on items such as current events and news. Before it, items had to be made by hand through hard work.
  • Steam Engine

    Steam Engine
    Steam EnginesFirst engine that didn't use animals to perform work or create energy.
  • Vaccination

    VaccinationVaccination was the first, healthy, safe way of sure someone of an illness.
  • Sanitation Systems

    Sanitation Systems
    Sanitation SystemsProvided clesn, healthier cities with less disease.
  • Refrigeration

    RefrigerationFor the first time, foods could be stored for longer periods of time without being spoiled.
  • Electricity

    ElectricityProbably one of the most valuable of all the technological advances. Allows the usage of light and the ability to create energy.
  • Internal Combustion Engine

    Internal Combustion Engine
    Engines Engines have given us so many transportation possibilities. We could go 20x faster than a horse.
  • Automobile

    AutomobileFaster travel rather than horse.
  • Airplane

    AirplaneChanged our view on the world and travel.
  • Nitrogen Fixation

    Nitrogen Fixation
    Nitrogen FixationBefore Nitrogen was fixated into the ground through natural processes.
  • Penicillin

    Became a very useful source for users on the battlefiled when they were wounded or injured.
  • Nuclear Fisson

    Nuclear Fisson
    Nuclear FissonA large step in human power, literally.
  • Semiconductors

    Semiconductor tech
    The basis for the virtual world as we know it today.
  • The Pill

    The Pill
    The PillRevolutionized health and the way we get over sicknesses
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    InternetThe Internet brought all humans in contact and made the world a little smaller.
  • Personal Computer

    Personal Computer
    Personal ComputersLinked us to the etire world and made it a little smaller.