Fahrenheit 451

Top Ten Technologies Since 1953

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

    Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
    The SEM can be used as to see the surface of many things to a 10 to 500,000 times magnification. SEM takes remarkably clear pictures, but is unable to produce color.
  • Weather Satellite

    Weather Satellite
    The weather satellite is used for many, many things; from spying on nuclear missiles, to weather monitoring, to making phone calls. Not everyone can interpret the images from the weather satellite, sometimes it can be hard to read.
  • Seat Belt

    Seat Belt
    Seat belts in cars can save lives, yet they can also have the opposite effect and trap people in their cars in event of a crash.
  • Smoke Detector

    Smoke Detector
    Smoke detectors save lives by giving a warning when there is a fire, but there are many different kinds of fires and most smake detectors are not sensitive to all kinds of fire.
  • Internet

    There is very easy access to the internet, nearly everyone can use it, however with so many people on the internet personal information can be shared a little too easily.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    An MRI is pain-free and can be used to avoid the radiation of an X-Ray, but an MRI can be very expensive and is not available to everyone.
  • Genetic Engineering

    Genetic Engineering
    Genetic engineering on crops and plants can be a very good thing, yet it can also be a very bad thing. Sometimes genetic engineering is used to change the DNA of plants to improve nutritional value, however genetic engineering can be used the other way, making the crops look better, and thus, lowering it's nutritional value.
  • First Space Shuttle

    First Space Shuttle
    Although the space shuttle missions are over, they had a very important impact on American life. Sapce shuttles are reusable, though costly to maintain.
  • GPS Devices

    GPS Devices
    GPS Devices are very commonly used today, keeping most people from getting lost (most of the time), yet they have a tendancy malfunction and really do need a backup.
  • Solar Energy

    Solar Energy
    Solar energy is a wonderful invention, giving electrecity without any kind of pollution, however can be very expensive to use and keep.