The History of Technology

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As early as 1600 to present day 2012, electricity is being used for the most simplest objects to the most complicated gadget‘s. Today people take electricity for granted simply by just leaving a house light on. Whereas back in the 1600’s a candle was the main source of light. In 1600, a English scientist by the name of William Gilbert was the first person to use the term Electricity. He also wrote about the electrification of many substances. With William Gilbert’s success, many scientist have followed his foot steps which led to the great inventions that we have today. Scientists like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell have proved and invented many creations that without, humanity would be lost. Benjamin Franklin proved that electricity and lightning are the same and from this he made the lightning rod, which protects buildings and bridges from lighting damage. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and without this invention communication would lack in today’s society. Thomas Edison was the most productive electrical explorer. He invented the light bulb in 1879 and many other products electricians use or install today. With Edison’s invention, about 499 billion kilowatts-hour are used today for lighting in residential and commercial areas. Electricity is used everywhere throughout our house and every part of our life and without electricity we would still be living in the 1600’s. The discovery of electricity has effected the human experience immeasurably, without the discovery of electricity humans would be deprived of telephones, cars and computers which would cause our lives to be completely different.

The invention of the telephone has changed the human experience intensely. It has put the li...

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