What's your most favorite invention of all time?

@calai618 (1781)
Philippines
October 30, 2009 7:27am CST
It does not have to be very hightech or popular...just the one thing which made impact on you, you admire most, or helped you a lot. Which one is it and why? :D Mine would be the elevator because it enabled the existence of high rise buildings, skyscrapers and other huge buildings. Before its invention, technology can already build such high structures but the problem was it would be very impractical. There is the stairs already but still it was not enough to lead the construction of high buildings. It would be possible but very very imprctical. With the invention of the elevator (and escalators), it became easier to ascend to structures and lead to the making of the highest structures. I just hope that in the future, there'd be something that would address the need for an elevator which can work fast and without electricity. SOmething much safer.. What about you?
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
It would have to be computers. Since its invention, the advancement of civilization became faster. It has made my life a lot easier. I love that I can work online for someone on the other side of the globe, without ever meeting that person and yet earn some money. I also like the instantaneous way to connect and reconnect with friends.
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@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
....for me the most important invention of all time is electricity, i know you might ask, why it's electricity? well it's simple...how do you fell when theirs no electricity/power?...
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yeah very true. it lead to the invention of anything and everything electrically-powered hehe..can't even imagine what's life prior to its invention
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
well thought of Bart.. i was about to say the internet... but i guess the internet could never be without electricity....
31 Oct 09
The dishwasher and laundry machines. Without these 2 machines, my life as a homemaker would be much more difficult. I do at least 15 loads of laundry and 7 loads of dishes each week. Imagine if I had to do them by hand? I would not last long.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
I would have to agree with you. Knowing that I have to do all those stuff is one of the things that scare me from having my own family..I am really glad there are those inventions. Homemmakers have the most difficult job in the world I think. Happy mylotting!
@vandana7 (62521)
• India
30 Oct 09
Hi calai, now here I fail. Why does it have to be only one thing. . There are so many many many things. :( U can start with electricity, and the wheels, to music systems, television, geysers, mixers, blenders, microwave ovens, washing machines, vaccuum cleaners, floor polishers, gas stoves, computers, mosquito repellants... etcetera etcetera. I sound like Anna and the King of Siam. lol. As I mentioned. I accept - I fail with this. :) Please give me an easy test the next time. :)
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Lol I know how you're feeling. It is really hard to pick just one because obviously, these inventions are made to make our lives eeasier or meant to have a huge impact in our lives in some ways. I mean they wouldn't be invented for nothing..Each really has its own function and importance that it's relly hard to choose... :(
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 09
hi calai my most favorite inventions are the personal computer and monitor as it lets me do so much more than I could do for myself. I am with others on mylot, and i have things to do, besides stare at four walls. I have mylot friends, and I care and share, and earn some too. Yes my computer is my favorite invention bar none;hurray for computers.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yes i'd have to agree with you. my computer also changed my life a lot. i can do a lot of things. my work became easier. boredome also is becoming obsolete hehehe
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I'd have to say I'm most grateful for the washing machine! I remember my grandma scrubbing clothes on a washboard and it was such hard work--I know, I took a few turns when her arms were so tired. Later, she got a washing machine with a built-in manual wringer and she was so happy! I would need at least one like that--she filled it with a hose, I remember. How far we have come!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I know how important washing machines are too but I really have a grudge on them. We always ruin our washing machine, I dont know why. Lol. maybe the manufacturers are the ones to blame but the original inventor is really a genius hehehe..thanks!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I don't guess i have just one fave. I'm thankful for all my kitchen appliances,my car & alot more things. Elevators i don't use much but am glad we have them.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I understand. There's just to many of them to choose from which changed our lives that it's hard to pickout just one. thanks!!! And yes cars because we can finally travel faraway places without having to walk or ride on animals...
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
Hi calai618, That's not an easy question to answer as several things come to mind, and it's difficult to choose. I will however, go with the computer because the Internet has put us in touch with the whole world. Today we can get almost any information we require and within seconds. We can also communicate with people from all parts of the globe. Blessings.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yes very true..it surely changed lives. I just dont know who to credit to for the invention of the internet..hehehe..I really dont know..honest :(
@Fireheart (683)
• India
30 Oct 09
Hmm as you said elevator did provide us with a big buildings,but then again i like the invention of lights,without light we would be in stone age now,am gald someone made it,now as you can see nothing runs without light,even in night we feel like more of a lively with all those beautiful light in our cities dont you agree, i think for me am satisfied with one of technology of light and electricity which runs every thing in this world.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yes light was also revolutionary!!! thanks! I just can't help thinking sometimes that it is not an "original idea/invention" because the inventor just copied the sun and the moon LOL..though lightning can be connected to electricity, light was just to0 obvious hehehe..I hope you know what I mean lol..hhappy mylotting!
@minx267 (12724)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 Oct 09
I love the Microwave oven.. Without it I would never cook.. lol It helps me at work so that I can have a hot meal on my break. And I use it at home all the time! For cooking food, warming up leftovers. Or even making hot tea!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Oh yeah microwave is really a genius invention. I even tried putting clay on it and became ceramic..hehehe..but I heard it's a bad thing to do..anyway it's still fun :D
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
30 Oct 09
I love the invetion of the elevator. it really helps disabled people get to places they either had a really hard time or could never go before. It would be neat if there was a safer way to travel on elevators. I have no idea how to do it.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
yeah you're right. the elevator did made people equal because there isn't anymore discrimination since differently-abled people can have access to those places which they couldn't access before. I answered the elevator because I am in the design and architecture industry and it certainly has a huge impact in the field. Happy mylotting!!!
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
my favorite would be the cellphone. It just fascinates me how we can talk to somebody very far with a very small device.. Texting is also one thing that makes a lot of communications better. Although their are advantages and disadvantages, i think cellphones are one of the most important inventions of all time.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Oct 09
The washing machine has to be my favorite invention. I can't imagine how pioneer women did their laundry. Washing your clothes in the stream or a soapy bucket would be so much work. The modern convenience of the washing machine is a laundry godsend.
@mdaazam (826)
• Indore, India
30 Oct 09
Hey Calai618 ! I really do admire you for asking such a nice Question mate , a real nice one it is ! I think i will go for Languages , yeah after all you cant do anything without interacting with anyone . You cant express your views either , and through which computer and cellphones are of some use too and languages dont require any electricity too lol . There you go then i choose electricity and once again nice questioning there man!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Oct 09
The internet. The reason for this is that because of the internet I am able to keep in touch with friends and family that live far away from me. I've even been able to make friends with people that I may never have the opportunity to meet in real life. Plus, the invention of the internet gives us the opportunity to be able to make money in the comfort of our own home. Were it not for having the internet in our home, I don't know what I would do with myself when my daughter and husband are at school and work.
@icecubic (1851)
• Indonesia
30 Oct 09
I'm interested on a "lamp" invention by thomas alfa edison. It's a great invention, lets feel if almost of our life on darkness, and imagine car without lamp at night. Almost of working was need a light you know. And alfa edison was great man, as you know he can invent a lamp after have failed thousands times on his experiment. Happy mylotting.
• India
30 Oct 09
hi y this question no doubt electricity only because we are having a discussion only because of that yar.........its the base for everything
@borhan (1345)
• United States
30 Oct 09
It is electricity, i think. The invention of electricity changed the dimensions of scietist's researches and the world progressed with an accelerated speed. Some may disagree, but i will vote for electricity. Thank you.