The History of Technology

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Technology has had a huge impact on the universe ever since the first tools were created. Everything that has been discovered or invented in the technological aspect has revolutionized rapidly to create the technology we have today. Every invention has come from the basic idea of another piece of technology to improve or create something so much better than before. There are six main categories of technology: transportation, science and math, construction, manufacture, communication and other technologies. The first category of technology is transportation. The Steam Engine was invented by Thomas Torricelli in 1698. The Hot Air Balloon was invented in 1783 by the Montgolfier brothers. The Steamboat was invented in 1791 by John Fitch. The Electric motor was invented in 1821 by Michael Faraday. A very important invention was the Gasoline Engine in 1859 by Etienne Lenoir. Another important invention was the Mechanical Submarine in 1862 by Narcis Estarriol. A form of everyday transportation was the Motorcycle in 1885 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Diesel fuel was invented in 1891 by Rudolf Diesel. One invention that surprises me the most is the revolutionary Powered Airplane that was invented in 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright. It was the first airplane ever made and now everyone uses them to travel around the world or country. Then the Transportation Helicopter was invented in 1907 by Paul Cornu. The Jet Engine was invented thirty years later in 1937 by Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain. Another category is science and math. There are a few important inventions in this form of technology that have advanced us to where we are today. The Thermometer was invented in 1593 by Galileo Galilei. The Telescope was invente... ... middle of paper ... ...he camcorder was invented in 1983 by Sony Company. Everything related to technology is important because it allows us to interact with each other and do things that we never imagined. A century from now, there could be inventions in the technological aspect that we always thought were impossible to create. Humans will always be creating new ideas and inventions that will prove revolutionary to us every day. Every invention matters because you never know what idea it will inspire next. Works Cited Gascoigne, Bamber. "HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY." HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. History World, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. "Technology Timeline." Technology Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. "Battery and Energy Technologies." Electropaedia History of Science and Technology, Development of Science, Technology and Inventions. Woodbank Communications Ltd, 2005. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.

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