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The most important technological innovations of the century

There are many technological innovations that have characterized the last hundred years, and in particular the last century. It’s difficult to choose which are the most important, but today we’ll try by offering you ten inventions that have had a radical impact on our lives.

From revolutionary devices to fundamental scientific discoveries, we tell you 10 fundamental technological innovations of the last 100 years, in many cases you would not expect that some everyday objects were born so long ago. Here is our list.

Television (1920)

Television brought the world directly into people’s homes, revolutionizing the way we receive and consume information and entertainment. The inventor of modern television is considered Philo Farnsworth, who patented the system of electronic image transmission in 1927.

Computers (1940-1950)

The invention of the computer marked the beginning of the digital revolution. Among the pioneers of the first computers were Alan Turing, considered the father of computer science, and John von Neumann, author of the von Neumann architecture which influenced the development of modern computers.

Cell phone (1970-1980)

The mobile phone has transformed the way we connect with the world, allowing us to communicate anywhere, anytime. Martin Cooper, an engineer at Motorola, is credited as the inventor of the first cell phone in 1973.

Internet (1960-1990)

The Internet has made the world more connected than ever, enabling the instant exchange of information on a global scale. Among the precursors of the Internet are Leonard Kleinrock, inventor of the theory of packet switching, and Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web.

GPS (1978)

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has revolutionized navigation and localization, allowing you to accurately determine your location anywhere in the world. The GPS project was developed by the United States Department of Defense.

Smartphones (2000)

Smartphones have combined the functionality of a mobile phone with those of a laptop, becoming an indispensable tool in everyday life. Steve Jobs and Apple were among the pioneers of smartphones with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

Digital Camera (1975)

The digital camera has transformed the way we capture and share the precious moments of our lives. Kodak engineer Steven Sasson created the first digital camera in 1975.

Consumer Electronics (1950-1960)

The introduction of household appliances such as the washing machine, refrigerator and color television has simplified home life and improved the comfort of families around the world. Pioneers in consumer electronics include brands such as Whirlpool, General Electric, and Sony.

Nuclear energy (1940-1950)

Nuclear energy has paved the way for more efficient and sustainable energy sources, helping to meet growing global energy needs. Scientists such as Enrico Fermi and Robert Oppenheimer played a vital role in the development of nuclear energy.

Electric Vehicles (2000)

Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the automotive industry, offering a cleaner, more sustainable alternative to vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Elon Musk and Tesla were among the pioneers of electric vehicles with the introduction of the Tesla Roadster in 2008.