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Source: Britannica
Published: March 2019

The History of Technology

Circulated: November 12, 2020

Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Highlights in technological advancements over the past 1,000 years include:

  • 1044 – magnetic compass
  • 1455 – printing press
  • 1765 – steam engine
  • 1827 – photography (first photo ever)
  • 1844 – telegraph
  • 1879 – electric light (Thomas Edison)
  • 1885 – automobile
  • 1901 – radio
  • 1903 – airplane (Wright brothers)
  • 1942 – nuclear power (Manhattan Project)
  • 1947 – the transistor
  • 1974 – personal computer (Altair)
  • 1974 – the internet (TCP/IP)
  • 2012 – CRISPR (a method for editing genes)

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