What is mankind’s greatest invention?
When you think about all of the innovations that have cropped up in the previous century, it’s almost impossible to choose.
From the advent of modern medicine to the printing press, there’s no doubt that some inventors have made enormous contributions to our world’s evolution. Where would we be if there was no way to produce mass communications, or if the Wright Brother never flew an airplane?
And of course, we couldn’t begin to quantify the change that both the internet and computer have brought upon us. Both of these things have fundamentally changed everything about how the world works.
We’ve compiled a list of eight inventions that believe are some of the most crucial to the development of humankind.
But choosing the greatest might be a challenge.
What invention do you believe is mankind’s greatest? Vote in the poll below. But don’t forget that not all of the great inventions have been able to stand the test of time. Check out this list of once-great innovations that were killed by the 21st century.