8 great inventions that used to be despised
Here are eight examples of great innovations, breakthroughs, and innovations that many experts have not appreciated.
No.1. Electric bulb
The comment of the British Parliamentary Committee on the invention of Edison's electric light bulb in 1878 was that it was also good for our friends across the ocean ... but not enough to draw attention to the scientific or practical minds.
This is not the first time the British have underestimated American inventions, and they have missed this invention for centuries. Electric bulbs now appear everywhere, in all shapes and sizes, and we come in contact with electrical appliances faster than ever.
No.2. Alternating Current (AC)
In 1889, Thomas Edison said that using Alternating Current was time consuming and no one would use this invention. Edison, in his speech, might want to" snipe "the efforts of rival George Westinghouse.
In fact, using AC for electrical equipment is easier and more efficient than Edison's "dear" Direct Current (DC). Human civilization has been "operating" on this invention ever since its inception.
With a complex set of microchips, computers allow people to actually connect. We can study and adjust our own planet and we are not aware of the limitations of computers in the future.
Microprocessors are used in many devices, including cell phones.
"What's going to be good for this?" an engineer at IBM commented in 1968. The answer is "almost everything”. Parts of electrical appliances of household appliances, vehicles, computer systems, office systems and anything in everyday life use this invention.
No.5. Data transmission device
"Before humans land on the moon, the message will be transmitted within a few hours from New York to Australia by missile control. We are on the doorstep of the missile era, "said Arthur Summerfield, director general of the US post office that envisioned the future of communications in 1959. According to Dennis Gabor – a British physicist said in 1962: "The telegraphic transmission is possible in theory and the equipment to perform is too expensive, so it will never come true.
However, the reality is that two people in the two halves of the world can still send letters, messages and pictures to each other in a snap without a rocket with a PC or cell phone.
No.6. Shopping online
"The idea of distance shopping is going to fail miserably because women like to go out, like to look at goods and change their minds," TIME paper said in 1966. However, e-commerce still stands today and is still profiting from the places that need it, even it is the trend in the future.
"This non-horse transport is a luxury item of the upper class, and although it can be discounted in the future, it can never become as popular as a bicycle." Literary Digest reviewed in 1899. This prediction was not fulfilled because until now, the purchasing power of this means is still no sign of decline. Today, cars are the most popular vehicle in the world.
"In theory and technology, this invention is completely feasible but commercially it is impossible. This is a time-consuming initiative, "said Lee DeForest in 1926. He was completely wrong. In the United States alone, about 220 million televisions are commodity products. Televisions are everywhere, with more modern designs and features.
By: Roxana Edwards