Inventions

What Is Man’s Greatest Invention?

Victor Rivera
4 min readNov 15, 2021
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As civilization advances, so does technology. Inventions had been part of the advancement of civilization. Throughout history, technology has played a vital part. We had gone far from the first humans who used rocks as cutting tools. We are now a society that does things in an instant. Even building homes now can be done with a 3D printer. Transportation and communication had never been easier and faster. Technology is getting better and continues to improve. All these advancements had started with the simple machines that had then evolved and became the technology that it is now. There are a lot of inventions that have impacted humankind. From sharpening the rocks to enable men to cut through trees and leather and many other things. The invention of this enabled them to create more things. From there, man-made products had greatly improved and we became the most powerful beings on earth. Technology has eased our lives. We no longer have to go to the river to wash our clothes, we developed pipes to bring water home and we got washing machines to wash our clothes. We had made machines work for us. With all the many inventions, what are the most important inventions of humankind? What is the invention that has greatly affected human lives? There have been various inventions that would qualify this list, the wheels, the nails, and penicillin are among a few of the inventions with a huge impact on humankind.

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Man’s greatest invention is the wheel. Before the wheel was invented our ancestors were only able to move goods for a short distance. The wheel most likely originated from Mesopotamia. It is known as potter’s wheels since it is used to shape pottery. Land transportation had connected people and culture. The evolution of knowledge is faster when there is involvement among cultures. Wheels are the greatest invention in humankind because they can start interconnecting societies. Towns and cities were able to grow faster. Goods were easily transported and trade had improved. Wheels had opened a lot of opportunities. The result of the creation of wheels had been an overwhelming help in improving society as a whole. It could have been different had the wheels not…

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