posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:54 PM
Since we have some of the greatest minds on the planet frequenting our coveted AboveTopSecret boards, I'd like to get some of your all's opinions on
what you think is the greatest invention in the world.
As we stand at the pinnacle of mankind, what would you choose? The modern computer? Maybe something that revolutionized modern society like
harnessed-electricity? Certainly there is a lot to choose from. Would you choose something that totally altered our society, like an automobile or go
for something much more simple and say the wheel?
Let's put on our thinking caps. Remember, we're supposedly at the brink of the Apocalypse and if you can't use your sophisticated electron
microscope to get yourself out of a tight jam, is it really that great? Certainly, I hope someone makes that choice and corrects me on why I'd wish I
had an electron microscope when the going gets tough.
Maybe we should set some ground rules here. I know how some threads can easily get derailed by details. And I also know how many philosophic minds we
have here at ATS. Let's say that the invention has to be man-made. Certainly anyone could make an argument on how the Universe was the greatest
invention ever, or maybe Free Will. And I know a few people out there that would love to argue against those types of selections. So, your invention
should be nothing that occurs "naturally". Let's stick to things that could be patented, if they were invented tomorrow. Also, I think the
selections need to be physical. You should be able to touch, hold and feel the invention. I know one might argue that Love is a man-made conception.
Let's not get too far out there on this thread. But please, have fun with it.