Top Ten Inventions in the Last 200 Years

The Top Ten

1 The Internet

This comment would be VERY hard to write if there were no internet. - fireinside96

You wouldn't be reading this without it. And sliced bread honestly isn't that impressive to be honest... - deadgrass27

Love it, need it, live it!


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2 Light Bulb

Without it: can't see in the dark so there wouldn't be any interior rooms, car can't see in the dark so you wouldn't drive at night, there'd be no monitor for your computer and thus there'd be no internet for this list. - Zahveed

It is amazing because it gives us light and then we don't need torches or candles.

It's a good invention, Thomas Edison you rock dude!

Actually, Joseph Swan invented the first incandescent light bulb - Ajkloth

I would think the cell phone

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3 Automobiles

Love cars so much I die for the bugatti veyron and the ford mustang. How cool would it be to own your dream car. Cars are to die for. Ohh

We would be late for everything without them

Automobiles. Proudly serving the world since 1885.

I would commit suicide if there were no cars - carrac111

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4 Television

After that, the second greatest invention was the mute button.

I knew it see John Logie Beard the Scottish inventor made the T.V.

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5 Airplanes

Airplanes help us to go from country to country... Now day we can go from country to another country and makes new fried or we can study outside our country.

I wanna be plane driver when older

6 Video Games

This is one of the best things ever it's the best! O I am kind of a nerd :D

... And parents say video games are useless laugh out loud

Awesome I don't think I can survive with out it best invechon ever

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7 Personal Computer

You can't access internet without this one and for mobile phones, it costs very expensive - ronluna

The personal computer makes so much information easily accessible.

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8 Telephone

I am attached constantly to my mobile; couldn't live without it! :D

Everyone uses it and people use it for school and jobs to research like I am now

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9 Printing Press

Uh, the printing press was made in the year 1450. It is safe to say it isn't an invention in the past 200 years

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10 Cell Phone

And it's portable & wireless ladies and gentlemen!

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The Contenders

11 Antibiotics

A lot of people would be dead without them!

Antibiotics and all immunity boosting drugs should be bracketed together. Although they work slightly differently, the principle remains the same. Increasing internal fighting power against viruses and bacteria.

In 1817, there were very little antibiotics and most of them were from natural entities. 200 years later, we have an antibiotic for almost every single illness. Morphine, Penicillin, Smallpox Vaccine, Flu Shot, Diabetes Vaccines, Dramamine, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin and millions more have helped people increase the average lifespan from 50-60 to 80-90. Why is this #11?

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12 Camera

It's a very good invention because I wouldn't go toilet other wise

13 Atom Bomb

Who does not like explosions! I am talking about testing nothing else...

I like explosions

It destroies things we don't like.

14 Condoms

Their really good I use them

Certainly not, it allows free sex hence preventing the redirection of sexual energy for greater human accomplishment.

There nice and comfortable

I WOULD like to buy one

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15 Air-conditioning

Refrigeration has saved more lives than surgery

Using the restroom in Air-conditioning is just the best

Refrigeration and aieconditioning put together brought about cooling and freezing. A boon to modern living and medical storage.

16 Solar Panel V 2 Comments
17 Satellite

GPS would have been impossible without the satellites. Navigation, many app-based services and delivery depend on the GPS., Even modern warfare depends heavily on the GPS.

18 Electric Guitar Electric Guitar

Electric guitars gave us music. Music gave us The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and many more great artists. Therefore, without electric guitars or instruments, we wouldn't have music. - kaitlynrad11

Electric bass, Dude... To get the funk out.

Is there really any doubt?

19 Machine Gun V 2 Comments
20 Handheld Game Consoles V 3 Comments
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