Top 10 Things That Revolutionized Transportation

In this list I will have the top 10 things that made a difference in the way transportation is used today.
The Top Ten
1 The Wheel and Axle

As most of you probably expected, the wheel would be the number one thing that revolutionized transportation. The wheel is one of the simple machines that allows people to do less work but achieve greater outcomes. The invention of the wheel led to many more advancements, such as the wagon, which made travel easier.

2 The Steam Engine

The steam engine deserves this spot at number four. This was one of the first things that greatly reduced the effort required for traveling. Not to mention, this system was improved upon and led to the modern-day engine that runs on gasoline.

3 Maps

Maps became widely available in the 15th century. These gave people an idea of where they were. Not many would have taken the risk of traveling if they didn't know where they were going.

4 Sea Travel

The Egyptians began to use sailboats in 2700 BCE. I wasn't sure whether to put this at number 4 or 3, but the outcomes of sea travel undoubtedly changed the world. The "discovery" of the Americas, sea trade, and an abundance of wealth were the results of sea travel.

5 Domesticated Animals

The horse was domesticated around 2000 BCE. People began to ride animals and later coupled them to carts or wagons. This led to a need for an engine, one that you don't have to feed real food or give rest.

6 Aircraft

Once people started using airplanes to travel from place to place, they began to get to destinations faster. This made the world seem smaller. These days, people can go around the whole world in a few days. But back in the time of exploration, it took the first person nearly three years to make that trip.

7 Space Travel

After the first man landed on the moon, people began to think about what life would be like if they were to stay and live in space. Would they make the moon a place to go for a vacation? There are many places to explore in the vast universe. This is also something that depends on the future.

8 Electricity

I put electricity on the list because nowadays, when many people are trying to lower greenhouse gases, they are turning to electricity, as it does not emit the harmful emissions that gasoline does. Maybe one day in the future, all cars might be electric.

9 The Bicycle

The bicycle was invented in the 19th century and became a method of transportation that was quicker than walking and easier to manage. This led to the invention of motorcycles and other faster methods of transportation.

10 Walking

The most primitive method of travel is walking. The reason I put this on the list is that this was the first method people used to move around. Once people started walking, they got to places, which then got them thinking about how they could go even faster.

The Contenders
11 Reciprocating Engine

The main type of engine used in all of our automobiles today.

BAdd New Item