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10 Inventions That Changed the World in Ways We Didn’t Expect

Young_Chitlin
Young_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force GeneralASUville, PhoenixMembers Posts: 23,852 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2012 in The Social Lounge
http://io9.com/5951267/10-inventions-that-changed-the-world-in-ways-we-didnt-expect?utm_source=deadspin.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation


1. The Haber-Bosch process
2. Vaccines
3. The birth control pill
4. Fiber Optics
5. Factory farming
6. Reflection seismology
7. Supply chain management
8. Shipping containers
9. Plastic
10. Operations research and linear programming

Comments

  • And_So_It_Burns
    And_So_It_Burns Members Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Internet should be number 1
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch A Tribe Called Fresh Philly, PA, by way of Ca$hville, TNMembers Posts: 3,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    Internet should be number 1

    yeah, first thing that I thought of. meh, still a good list.

    what about cigarettes (at least in teh context of the U.S.)? weren't they very popular in the 50s, but nobody knew anything about the negative health effects?

    what about guns?

    condoms?

    the media (including television)?
  • Jabu_Rule
    Jabu_Rule Members Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    From what I've read, i think most people behind the creation of the internet expected it to change the world and the world is mostly aware that it does. Seems their talking more about things people don't normally acknowledge as world changing but have great impact on civilization.
  • TB.Boy
    TB.Boy Members Posts: 553 ✭✭✭
    FuriousOne wrote: »
    From what I've read, i think most people behind the creation of the internet expected it to change the world and the world is mostly aware that it does. Seems their talking more about things people don't normally acknowledge as world changing but have great impact on civilization.

    yeah i see where your coming from

  • VIBE
    VIBE Members Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • PoppinHipHop
    PoppinHipHop Members Posts: 29
    lol at the Obama Pic
  • 2stepz_ahead
    2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denGuests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    PORN...

    i would have never thought porn would make chicks think they are valuable an write books and 🤬 .

    🤬
    I would have never thought the 🤬 would be sold to kids(candy bars) then cause a massive drug war with adults(mexico)

    The IC
    making Pico sought after and 🤬 getting exposed

    i mean who would have thought