Inventions that Changed the World

Throughout the course of history, the human race has made important inventions that changed the world. While many individuals are lucky enough to have stumbled upon something, some people actually intended to set out to create or invented something. On the other hand, scientists and inventors work to discover a new invention or improve on an already existing one to enjoy a revolutionary creation. The following are some of the life-changing inventions, ones that dramatically changed the world.

Inventions that Changed the World

One of the most important inventions is the Penicillin. In 1928, it was accidentally discovered by Alexander Fleming, who noticed that a certain type of mold can actually kill bacteria.

Actually, it was not Fleming who invented the penicillin but merely discovered the existence of anti-bacterial agents in the Penicillium notatum mold.  However, Fleming saw the potential importance of penicillin  to the field of medicine.

In his 1929 scientific paper, Fleming noted that the results of his research can have medical implications if penicillin is isolated and produced in great quantity. Later on, Andrey J. Moyer and Dr. Howard Florey later worked on mass producing the medicine by the time of the Second World War. Moyer obtained the necessary patent that allowed for the mass production of penicillin. Today, penicillin is widely used for the treatment of various infections such as infections of the ears, eyes or nose and also infection on the respiratory system. This early medicinal invention was ultimately considered by millions as a miracle drug.

Another invention that modern humans cannot probably do without is the electricity. It is simply the one of the most innovative creation ever. Who can actually survive even a single day without electricity? Imagine your room without light and no air conditioning. This inconvenience will surely be without electrical power.

Electricity was initially noticed by the Greeks of the olden days. They saw the static that occurred when an object is rubbed against another coarse surface such as the fur. However, it was Benjamin Franklin whom people acknowledged as the father of electricity. While actually he was not the one who discovered it, Franklin did start the important work which was continued by the future inventors and scientists.

The list of inventors and scientists who work on the discovery and further development of electricity include Thomas Edison, Andre-Marie Ampere, Allessandro Volta, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Georg Simon Ohms and Samuel Morse. Each of them gave valuable contribution to the modern electric technology.

The third invention that changed the world in a dramatic way is the light bulb. While many believe that Thomas Edison was the inventor of the light bulb, it was actually Humphry Davy, an English chemist, who invented it. However, the earliest form of light bulb was hardly useful.

Actually, it was Thomas Edison who invented the carbon filament that burned for hours. What Edison did was work on an invention in an innovative way. He saw the great potential of improving the human way of living in the discovery of Davy and persisted in improving it. Now Thomas Edison is etched in the annals of human history as the man whose persistence to improve another’s invention has forever changed the world.


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