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THE TECHNOLOGY EXPLOSION IN THE NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY

By Laro21
  • THE TELEGRAPH

    THE TELEGRAPH
    Samuel F.B. Morse, in 1838, was able to demonstrate the device by sending a message over two miles of cable in Morristown, New Jersey. Telegraph was a revolution in communications, allowing the sending and receiving of messages at a distance instantaneously. The invention had great importance in the military field, but also in the press and communications, since news could be transmitted from one place to another.
  • PETROLEUM, THE BLACK GOLD

    PETROLEUM, THE BLACK GOLD
    The United States petroleum industry began in Pennsylvania in 1859 when Edwin L. Drake sought to obtain that fuel for use in lamps. From that moment, the extraction of crude oil later multiplied with the demand of the automobile industry and other ways of transportation. Although it has also been used for the production of many objects such as lubricants, tires, plastics, colored pencils and a long list.
  • TELEPHONE making people close with directly long distance communication

    TELEPHONE making people close with directly long distance communication
    Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone, and he did the first call when he asked his assistant, Tom Watson, to come to him. The telephone change the way of communications giving to people freedom to contact people any time .
  • THOMAS EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT

    THOMAS EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT
    That year Edison got the first carbon filament bulb to work for 13 and a half hours. He began the production for its massive sale, for this, a year later he began to work to built a company that will provide energy to the whole world. That company was initially called Edison Illuminating Company, which would later be known as General Electric.
  • ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN STREETCAR

    ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN STREETCAR
    Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934). He founded the Sprague Electric Railway and Motor Company, which developed an electric rail system in Richmond, Virginia, using electric traction.
    That invention was a great advance in the urban transport of people and little by little it was spreading in all the cities. What facilitated the mobility of citizens in urban environments, improving their quality of life.
  • AIRPLANE

    AIRPLANE
    Orville Wright made the first 120-foot airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville and his brother Wilbur began a man's race to conquer the skies that resulted in a true revolution in air transport and the military field. During the First World War, aviation had a rapid evolution that culminated, decades later, with the first jet flights and the massive transport of passengers throughout the world.
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN E:MC2

    ALBERT EINSTEIN E:MC2
    Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was probably the best known scientist on the planet who revolutionized the science of physics and mathematics with his Theory of Relativity. Or his well-known formula Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. He settled in the United States and developed most of his career. He promoted pacifism against the nuclear bomb (although the cited formula was the origin of it) and the idea of a universal government.
  • THE FORD T THE CAR IN REACH OF THE MASSES

    THE FORD T THE CAR IN REACH OF THE MASSES
    The Ford T, produced by Henry Ford, was the first mass-produced vehicle in the United States. Its success lay in being a vehicle that was easy to drive, comfortable and with a very cheap price for the time. It soon reached a production of 15 million units, transforming society, the mobility of a large number of people and generating the transformation of the landscape and cities with the construction of roads throughout the country.
  • FIRST ROCKETRY

    FIRST ROCKETRY
    Robert Goddard achieved the first test flight of a liquid fuel rocket. Although at first it was not given much importance, his invention opened the door to space exploration, especially in the 1960s. The rockets used in NASA programs were based on that invention and thanks to them space exploration It brought new knowledge to humanity about the workings of the cosmos, physics and mathematics.
  • FIRST ELECTRONIC TV

    FIRST ELECTRONIC TV
    Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) made the first electronic television transmission, a horizontal line. In 1929, he improved his design and succeeded in transmitting the first live televised images of a person. Television was a great advance in communications, and revolutionized the immediate transmission not only of cultural and entertainment content, but also a global and immediate information. American society became a more open and informed society.
  • COMPUTER BORN

    COMPUTER BORN
    John Vincent Atanasoff was the Inventor of the first digital computer, the ABC (Atanasoff-Berry Computer). Computer was designed to solve systems of up to 29 equations, it was the first to use binary digits (1 and 0) to represent all the numbers in a given data.The computer will become an essential tool for the development of science and physics. Its use will initially be applied in an area restricted to governments, institutions and universities.
  • THE NUCLEAR ERA

    THE NUCLEAR ERA
    In Chicago, a team of scientifics led by Enrico Fermi used uranium to produce the first self-sustaining chain reaction. Since then, nuclear energy has been used in the production of clean energy cheaper than other sources such as coal and oil. However, some incidents in the United States and other countries have questioned its safety and also how to dispose of the waste it produces safely.
  • MICROWAVE

    MICROWAVE
    Dr. Percy Spencer accidentally invented the microwave. The former were large and expensive, but over time they became smaller for domestic use, revolutionizing the way of cooking and preparing food dishes. Generating a specific market for products that allow their use or cooked with said system. Currently 90% of homes have a microwave oven
  • DINNER CLUB

    DINNER CLUB
    The first credit card, Dinners Club, happened to be casually forgetting his wallet with businessman Frank McNamara over dinner. Since then the credit card began to be used as a means of payment, first only for the upper classes and then used by any citizen as a way of paying for products as a way of financing, by allowing the return of money used to be postponed.
  • DNA CHAIN NEW VISION OF MEDICINE

    DNA CHAIN NEW VISION OF MEDICINE
    James D. Watson along with Francis Crick co-discovered the first accurate double-helix model of DNA structure.It had a great impact on society because, thanks to it, it could benefit from a greater knowledge about each disease. But it has also served as a tool in the safe identification of people, especially in crime investigations, which has served to review many cases either with unknown perpetrators until now or to repair errors about convicted persons who should have been declared innocent.
  • THE PILL THAT FREED THE WOMEN

    THE PILL THAT FREED THE WOMEN
    Russel Marker is credited with creating synthetic progesterone in 1940 and Luis Miramontes was the first to synthesize progestin, a form of progesterone. The contraceptive pill hit the market in 1960 and was soon widely used by women as a way to control their sexuality in intimate relationships. It was a social milestone, which was a great step for the liberation of women in an obviously conservative era.
  • INTERNET THE TOOL THAT TRANSFORMED THE WORLD

    INTERNET THE TOOL THAT TRANSFORMED THE WORLD
    Internet is a tool that allowed global access to all kinds of information put online by thousands of private networks and accessible through a computer. It allowed anyone in any part of the world to access any information instantaneously, transforming society into a freer world but at the same time more manipulable as happened in the United States elections in which Donald Trump was elected president (2017-2021)
  • FLYING TO THE MOON

    FLYING TO THE MOON
    The Apollo 11 spacecraft, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. Armstrong said it was "a small step for man, a great step for humanity." He showed the United States as a great world power in the space race, awakening interest in the universe in American society. He has also influenced advances in many applications that are used by everyone today (water filtration, satellite communications, dehydrated food, geo-positioning systems)
  • IBM LAPTOP THE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS

    IBM LAPTOP THE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS
    The IBM 5150 is the first "portable" computer, which allowed a large number of users access to computer technology at a reasonable price. Before this model, computers were large and heavy machines, costing thousands and thousands of dollars and requiring several people to operate, only accessible to scientific companies and organizations.
  • WINDOWS OPEN TO MASSIVE COMPUTERS USE

    WINDOWS OPEN TO MASSIVE COMPUTERS USE
    Microsoft introduced an operating system that facilitated tasks on a computer, because before it, MS-DOS required more time and the handling of several commands to perform a task. Microsoft Windows spread its program around the globe regardless of where its users were, and largely controlled the computer market.