The world of science saw a genuine peak in the 20th century. All through the existence of the earth, this century has been the century in which the most important technological and scientific discoveries have been made. The world has been tremendously affected by these discoveries, and its future has also been shaped, and predicted by them.
Although, not all of the inventions of the 21st century are beneficial to man, this article compiles a list of intentions that have affected the human race the most.
The Invention of Nuclear power
Nuclear power was a game changer for the general world of power generation. As opposed to steam power, it is endless, does not pollute, and is very effective in its use. Despite the fact that this revolutionary invention changed power generation for the whole world, making it easier for the world to access unlimited power; it also poses as the biggest threat to human existence. The possibilities of nuclear power being used for global destruction are just endless. This is why it has been curbed in so many ways, by the governments of the world. Nuclear power has once been mismanaged and it render the whole region around it radioactive, and unfit for life for many years.
The Invention of the PC (Personal Computer)
The personal computer is probably one of the most important scientific discoveries or inventions sinned the beginning of existence. The youngest generation alive currently, will never believe that the world over existed without a single piece of computer, not even one, until the 20th century. This is clearly because there is hardly a thing in the world right now, that does not work with a computer. Our homes, clothing, even medication are being computerized. It is actually safer to say our lives are being computerized, which is not a bad thing if we look at it from the angle where it makes life and living easier for us. However, it is indirectly making man dependent on its creation, the machines such that if anything happens, and machines are no more in existence, man can hardly survive. This is how much the Personal Computer has influenced the world.
The Invention of Aircrafts
In the nineteenth century, cars made movement and interrelation easier. It was even made better in the twentieth century. The world literally became smaller at the advent of aircraft technology. With aircrafts one could travel to the farthest parts of the world in only a matter of hours. This has revolutionized the world of transportation and logistics so tremendously that the odds of safe and fast transportation has gone up. Although, aircrafts are also used for dropping bombs by the military. It has been responsible for the highest number of war deaths in the past century.
The Invention of Rockets
Rockets occupy a pivotal space in the world of technological inventions. It is popular for its use in the military, but its other jobs are actually more influential than launching and dropping bombs. Rockets are responsible for our knowledge of the outer space, our visit to the moon, our ability to make phone calls, launch satellites, and be in charge of the use GPS.
Science is Influential, and it will continue to be a like that.