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The Best Invention of All Time?

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posted on May, 30 2006 @ 06:03 AM
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Velcro is the best invention ever. If we didn't have velcro then i wouldn't be able to wear shoes, those damn laces are just too difficult.




posted on May, 30 2006 @ 06:15 AM
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The forge...otherwise we'd still be using stone implements.

The compass...otherwise we'd still be hugging the coast of Europe in our ships.

The gear...water watch anyone?

DVDs...I hate rewinding video tapes



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 06:21 AM
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The best invention ever is 'writing'. Being able to put thoughts into words so that others may understand has got to be the most important step in the 200,000 years of our history.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by PLUMBER1
how about sliced bread?????

everything has been the best thing SINCE sliced bread!


Sliced bread is ok.. until you want thick slices lol.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:26 AM
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Its kind of hard to say the best of all time, since there are different moments in time, that something has sprung up and lead to a revolution.

But bakelite and more modern plastics have become really useful and are used almost everywhere.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:15 PM
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not sure if its been said already, but i feel that MONEY is the greatest invention of our species. now, whether or not it was a good thing... well that's up to you.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by Heratix
The longbow,(but i am biased because i am Welsh
).


Is it not still the law that in Chester they can shoot a Welshman with a longbow if he is within distance of the city walls after 22:30? Not such a good invention now


Anyway best invention??

1) Ladies going commando in wet, thin cotton strides.
2) Camel toes.
3) The mute button when U2 are on Radio, tv etc.
4) Creme fresh
5) Evolution (if intelligent design is right
:lol

6) God (if intelligent design is wrong ROTFLMAO)



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:21 PM
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Ummm... Fire. (edit: more accurately, the implements to create fire)

Without it, there would be no Civilization and hence, none of the other goodies listed.



[edit on 5/30/2006 by thelibra]



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 05:38 AM
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Originally posted by Il Papa

Originally posted by Heratix
The longbow,(but i am biased because i am Welsh
).


Is it not still the law that in Chester they can shoot a Welshman with a longbow if he is within distance of the city walls after 22:30? Not such a good invention now




lol..i think its hereford and on a sunday...lol(an old law never repealed).



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 06:10 AM
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ahh let me think the wheel especially this one www.airtrax.com



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 06:33 AM
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no doubt...

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THE THERMOS BOTTLE.
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...it keeps hot stuff hot,

...it keeps cold stuff cold.


(BUT... how does it know the difference?)



posted on May, 31 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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You are all very close, those are great inventions, but the best one of all time? undoubtedly its SONIC Drive -In. The breakfast is to die for



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 02:11 AM
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The best invention of all time is...


LOG!


...Ren & Stimpy...



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 02:30 AM
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The alternating current dynamo created by nikola tesla, i also think contact leans are amazing



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 03:08 AM
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1. The ability to create and control fire.
2. The wheel.
3. Printing press
4. Steam Engine
5. The internet



posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 03:16 AM
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I suppose the bow and arrow, the gun, and a republican form of government would have to be thrown in there too somewhere, but I'm not sure where they would fit.



posted on Jun, 3 2006 @ 02:28 AM
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In ancient times, the greeks and romans attributed the invention of woman to their corresponding fire/craftmanship god (Vulcan for Rome, and Hephaestus for Greece). Of course, it was designed with all that badness (never being content and such) as punishment because we got their fire from Prometheus, but good old Vulcan snuck in the goodies we enjoy today on our wonderful and now hi-def video enabled computers. yay Vulcan, creator of the best invention ever!



posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 09:20 AM
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Definitely It has to be Glad Wrap lol....



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 12:13 PM
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[edit on 8-8-2006 by iCEdTenG]



posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 03:01 PM
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Since movable type has already been spoken for several times over, my vote will have to go to...

Air Conditioning

It's made livable various geographic areas previously considered to be uninhabitable or at least unable to sustain large cities. Here in the US, places like Miami, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and a dozen other cities wouldn't have near the population and development they do without good ol' A/C.

In deference to the many-times-nominated Movable Type and The Written Word, vastly unknowable quantities of books and other paper documents would have been lost to the ravages of humid heat if it weren't for air-conditioned offices, warehouses, libraries, and other storage facilities.

An important invention, indeed.

Baack




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