what do you consider the most technical advance so far in your lifetime?

United States
June 8, 2007 8:51pm CST
my grandmother pretty much lived through the introduction of many of society's "big" things.. planes,cars,telephones,television,refrigeration.. she once remarked to me how amazing it all was to her. what do you consider the best advance to civilization so far that you can now not picture being without?
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• United States
9 Jun 07
i can't pick lol.the cell phone,computer,and cable tv
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• United States
9 Jun 07
cable tv is nice.not to mention having more that 4 channels you can see all clearly.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
aint it the truth lol. i don't know we got through putting up with the few channels we got before cable
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
15 Jan 09
I dont think that anything compares to the internet based on scope By scope I mean taht this thing is endless,it doesnt have any boundaries ,it can just keep growing like a colony of ants only in this case tehre is no natural predator..well viruses would be one such predator.Scope can also be interpretted to mean the number if lives that it has touched will touch in the future and how it has changed all our lives.I mean the internet has changed the way we communicate ,the way we view information,it can affect politics ,business ,economic..it has invaded every aspect of our lives
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• United States
17 Feb 09
this is true,quite a few things have been changed by it. good and bad.
• United States
9 Jun 07
I think I'd have to agree with inked and say the internet. I remember when I first got on BBSes, which were considerably earlier than the real internet. I thought it was cool enough to be leaving messages for my friends that they could pick up with their computer later. I was even able to chat with one of my friends from time to time on his BBS. But those were just people I knew, locally. Now I can talk to people I've never even met, send them instant messages, and do all kinds of shopping. That's just fun! :)
• United States
9 Jun 07
very true.it's awesome to have friends worldwide,as you can now.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
Probably it is electricty. Sometimes I wonder of this is a benefit or not. But society as we know it, would simply stop if all electricy ceased. We could still surive without it, not all of us, but people obviously get by without it in times gone by, & sometimes nowadays. The huge cities, the reiance on industries, computers, advanced medical care & the Government would all cease without electricity. It doesn't take much of an imagination to figure out what would happen, in a chain of events, if our total supply stopped.
• United States
9 Jun 07
i've seen what happens stateside when they loose power in hurricanes..if it was gone permanent,there'd be big trouble,no doubt.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I consider myself a tech geek...so I'm amazed still with the whole concept of the DVD--imagine, having a whole movie on that little shiny disc--and it goes without saying...the computer...I only taught myself a few years ago and wonder now..like what took me so long!
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• United States
9 Jun 07
oh i love dvds.. no more ominous rattling of the tape eating vcr monster..evil machine LOL i don't miss vhs at all in comparison.
@inked4life (4228)
• United States
9 Jun 07
For me it's probably the internet. I can't imagine how I could possibly live without it now. I do pretty much all my shopping , banking , ticket buying, vacation planning and just about everyhting else you can name online....I'd be absolutely lost without it to be honest.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
i hear you-i think that's mine too. i'm amazed just how much it's come in the last 10 to 15 years. the old BBS /modem boards..oy.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I would have to say the "world wide web" it is an incredible fantastical development. and I dare say diabolical as well.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
9 Jun 07
I don't know if it is the best advance to civilization, but the most noticible would be the computer. What didn't exist is now everywhere, and used in so many devices, from medical equipment, to home personal computers, to warheads.