Best invention ever!

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@ScotMac (1127)
United Kingdom
October 17, 2020 9:31am CST
So what do you think is the best invention that mankind has ever come up with? I have a few ideas - let's see if you agree: 1 - String: where would we be without string to tie up parcels; 2 - The pencil/pen: for writing lists or noting down ideas; 3 - The motor car: gets us to where we want/need to be quickly; 4 - Scissors: for cutting things to size; 5 - Radio - keeps us informed about what's happening in the world. The mobile phone is a curious invention - it could qualify as both the best invention ever and the worst invention ever. It keeps us in touch with family, friends, work colleagues and our boss but, on the other hand, it lets our boss, work colleagues, friends and family keep in touch with us at all times - even when we don't welcome it!
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@Corbin5 (206875)
• United States
17 Oct
For me, it is duct tape. That tape works miracles when something needs fixing, improving, or securing.
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@ScotMac (1127)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct
It is very handy, isn't it
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@Corbin5 (206875)
• United States
17 Oct
@ScotMac I always have t have a roll of it on hand.
@DianneN (199401)
• United States
17 Oct
All great inventions and I have to agree with the mobile phones. I would say the Post-It notes are a great invention. They come in so handy.
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@ScotMac (1127)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct
Sure do - so handy in fact that many computers have a digital version built in to them - my laptop certainly does and I do use it now and then to remind me of things I must do.
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@DianneN (199401)
• United States
17 Oct
@ScotMac I'm too old fashioned to use the computer, laptop, etc. for notes. Very handy, indeed!
@thelme55 (53779)
• Germany
17 Oct
I think they are good inventions that you wrote above and I agree that the mobile phone is the best and the worst invention that we have now. The people whom we donĀ“t like to keep in touch with us can do that now.
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@ScotMac (1127)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct
Mobile phones have an 'off' button - don't be afraid to use it!
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@thelme55 (53779)
• Germany
18 Oct
@ScotMac No, I am not afraid to put it off. I mostly use it in taking photos.
@marlina (110584)
• Canada
17 Oct
I love the invention of stretch fabric
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@ScotMac (1127)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct
One of many that would appear on my top list!
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@DianneN (199401)
• United States
17 Oct
@owlwings (43047)
• Cambridge, England
17 Oct
I think that the invention of writing (and therefore a way of passing on knowledge to far more people than could be dealt with by word of mouth) is the single most significant human invention. The only ones of your list that doesn't depend on it are the invention of string and scissors. None of the others could have happened without writing.and your pencil and notepad would be pretty useless without it (even diagrams are a form of writing but only really become useful when they are explained in language). The second most important invention, in my view, is the invention of knitting and weaving - textiles. Of course, it depends on the invention of string in some form, but without textiles we would still be walking around in animal skins or pieces of bark.
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@ScotMac (1127)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct
Good thinking! My top three most important inventions of all time are: The invention of language (the single most important invention of all time), the invention of writing and the invention of printing. Everything else follows on from those three.
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@LindaOHio (49318)
• United States
18 Oct
The computer. It helps us keep in touch with family and friends (both in the real world and online), helps us do our work, has unlimited information, etc.
@psanasangma (4938)
• India
18 Oct
@eileenleyva (19504)
• Philippines
18 Oct
Always thought of the matchsticks and the wheel as man's most ingenious inventions.
@BelleStarr (54684)
• United States
18 Oct
I think the zipper was a major invention, clothes fit so much better.