In your opinion, what is the greatest invention ever?

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Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
What is the greatest invention ever?

Examples of answers:

- The wheel, for sure. It allowed men to move to other places and develop both business and social relations.
- The Internet, of course, otherwise we wouldn’t be here in this forum right now!

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Vitor Ferreira 30 1
For me, it's the man, who can do almost everything and was created by God. :ugeek:
But besides the man, the camera is one of the biggest ever created. With it, we can keep sad and happy moments, take pictures of what happens in the world and see ancient pictures taken.
This question is difficult. The computer and internet are also ones of the biggest inventions.

Dude Spell 145 2
The laundry machine. If you ever had to wash clothes by hand you will agree with me. :(

PKdbz 50 2
I think the wheel is the greatest invention ever, but there are a lot of important things, like the first way of writing created by the Sumerians, and also the alphabet by the Fenicians, because it allowed us to communicate in a way that all the previews generations couldn't.

And of course that EE is a great invention too!

taimeno 5
The washing machine ... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm kidding. But I think the best invention that there was electricity, because many things we have today, including the Internet would not exist.

Marcio_Farias 12560 1 23 212
Successive biomedical (media-supported) breatkthroughs without which we would die sooner than expected. The hospital staff for which I work, for example, pioneeringly succeeded in surgically removing the blade of a knife out of a guy's brain without damaging the brain in 2010. (Back in 2007 someone with whom the guy thought he'd pick a bone had stuck a knife into the guy's brain, leaving the blade inside it. The knob broke loose. Thank God the guy survived all the surgical procedures.)

On another side, scientists announced they have come close to finding a cure to Alzheimer's disease and AIDS. On no other side did someone like me find anything at all but unthinkably write away at such findings!
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paulom
The greatest invention is the airplane, no doubt! To rise the man from the earth, his natural habitat, and allow him to move above everything is crazy. The man was a two-dimension criature, until the advent of the airplane then we've got the third dimension, a new grade of freedom. Whoever can experience the power of pilot an aircraft can catch what I mean easier.
Bye!!!

leandrocs1310 25
I think the greatest invention was... English Experts :D

We all can't deny it was a very good invention! It's here where I can practice my English, train my English and ask about Enlglish. Just to get where I wanna be, Harvard (or MIT) :D

Ok, being realistic, the best invention was the computer, the computer for me is my school, is my source of knowledges, I can learn everything here. More specific the Internet, like others said, I wouldn't get great grades without this amazing invention! I owe to it, after my graduation in Harvard :D , after I get rich, I'll invest a lot of money in internet developing!

Adriano Japan 895 2 19
Bicycle♡, with no shred of doubt (sem sombra de dúvida) :mrgreen:

IGORMOURAQUEIROZ
Hello folks, what's up with you all?

For me, the best invention ever was the woman 8-) . God was very generous with men creating her. Where would we be if it wasn't the help of our girlfriends or wives? Sincerely, life would be very difficult and boring without them. Thanks women, I hold you in high regard(Tenho grande estima por vocês).

Sorry for my english folks. I'm here to learn with you all.

Regards.

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Igor,

You're very very very very welcome to the forum! :D

Diego Alves
For me, the books are the best invention. Guttenberg were very happy in his invention. A lot of peoples depended of the books.
Sorry for my english!!!!!

Tatiff13
The greatest invention ever are the cell phones, because with them we can get through with everyone and even use the internet.

claudemircloud 165 3
The greatest invention was the "zero" at math which the science was able to grew up since it.

so, cell phone, computer, laws of physics, spacial shuttles and so on was able to be created...

without zero is only nothing

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Claudemir,
I'd never thought about that!

Waterfox
In my opinion, it´s computer....

claudemircloud 165 3
I agree with you but the computer science work with "zeros" and "ones" which is aka the binary system.

DHST 695 1 2 14
In my opinion, light (that huge fire ball) is one of the best things ever created!
Made for making us see what this amazing world has to be admired...
And last but not least, we, human beings are the greastest invention ever! :D

Vitor Ferreira 30 1
When I said that the man is the biggest invention ever, I meant the human being. I think Igor did'nt like that and replied saying that the woman is. lol

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Vitor Ferreira escreveu:When I said that the man is the biggest invention ever, I meant the human being. I think Igor did'nt like that and replied saying that the woman is. lol
hahaha... I hadn't noticed that...

and I still prefer your first message, the man is the greatest invention :)

pedro_ph
This is such a difficult question, I've been discussing this often. It's hard to say, because most of modern inventions were only able to be created with other findings. But, i'll say one which really fascinates me: electromagnetism.

In the 19th century, Maxwell unified electricty and the magnetism in four equations. These equations are the basis of all the modern communicaton, digital electronics and so far.

When I'm at a desert place, like a beach or in the countryside, I figure that any moment I can pick my cellphone up and talk to any people in the world. Because it can send a signal (electromagnetic wave), that will be received and processed until arrives at the listener.

Nowadays, this is so common that seems easy. Only studing you can see how it really works, and how beautiful it is.

ENG_rafael 10
Well, there are a lot of essential inventions to our lives, but I think refrigerator is one of the greatest ever created, because by this item, we mustn't cook for every meal, I mean, we can cook for the breakfast and saving the food in the refrigerator and eat it at dinner. This item gives us more time and indepedence.

It's a curiosity. The idea of refrigerator there's a lot of time, for instance, ancient civilizations used caves in cold regions to save meat. So, refrigerator is an ancient idea, nevertheless, it's one of the greatest ever created and was created by different peoples.

w.slayman 110
I have been reading the replies to this question with interest and some amusement.

The defination of invention strongly implies that an invention is a discovery, new process, or idea which is made by a human. This would by defination eliminate anything created by a supreme being. Following those limitations I would offer the following statements for consideration.

For an invention to be the most important or greatest it should influence all inventions that follow. Therefore it follows that the greatest invention would have to be the "discovery and harnessing of fire", without which, humans would still be living like apes.

On the other hand, the worst invention (discovery) had to be that "GOD" really did mean "DO NOT EAT FROM THAT APPLE TREE"!

felipeh6 2255 7 56
Hi,

We could make a list here, no doubt. Even so, in my view, "the light" was/is such an extraordinary invention!

That's it!

emersonozzie
The greatest invention are all thing that involve the technology, It is airplane, computer, mobile phone between other things. I prefer the airplane, until today I think it fantastic, the man reached other planet and the moon. I would like to list the airplane A-380, the biggest airplane already made to passengers, I travelled on, was fucking fantastic my trip.

vinileao 15
No doubt is the computer. with it i can do all.

Khadija Bint 70
Computer!
With computer I can lie about my real appearance and it's easier to talk online than to talk in person!

Caio Sotero Rosa
Hi folks!

For me, the greatest invention ever is the internet. With the internet we can access a lot of information and Knowledge instantly. We can comunicate to each other with a lot of tools. So, there are infinity possibilities for the use of internet, is awesome!

Sorry about my english folks! Bye!

Henry Cunha 10170 3 16 182
My choice would be indoor plumbing, especially the latrine. Imagine if you had to give up one or the other, which would be your choice: the use of the computer and the internet, or of the john? Which would you choose?

gian2hard 2310 1 7 51
Marcio_Farias escreveu:Successive biomedical (media-supported) breatkthroughs without which we would die sooner than expected. The hospital staff for which I work, for example, pioneeringly succeeded in surgically removing the blade of a knife out of a guy's brain without damaging the brain in 2010. (Back in 2007 someone with whom the guy thought he'd pick a bone had stuck a knife into the guy's brain, leaving the blade inside it. The knob broke loose. Thank God the guy survived all the surgical procedures.)

On another side, scientists announced they have come close to finding a cure to Alzheimer's disease and AIDS. On no other side did someone like me find anything at all but unthinkably write away at such findings!
I'm with you on that one, It touches me profoundlywhen I think of what science has done for humanity, yet, often times we take it for granted, things like the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming is on my list of the greatest inventions/discoveries mankind has made. Can you picture the world without antibiotics? ;)

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