Technological Innovations That Changed The World

Technology has always played a crucial role in maintaining mankind’s grip on the world as the most superior species.

The rapid advancement has led to solutions in the field of medicine, transportation, science and most of all lifestyle.

The human way of living has drastically changed since the introduction of personal computers. Life has become more and more mainstream and fast and has changed the values and expectations of a society.

In this article we will discuss some of the technologies that have played a vital role in changing the dynamics of human living, and are responsible for many of the new trends now present in the world today.
Technological Innovations That Changed The World
Let’s discuss some of the technological innovations which have played a part in enhancing our daily lives,


The size of computers massively decreased in the 1980’s with the introduction of personal computers for household use and entertainment. The personal computer has evolved from a basic single screen to a multi-tasking powerhouse.

The human lifestyle has evolved around the growth of this important innovation. This ease of access to these computational devices has made researching long and tiresome topics easier for both student and the researcher.

Digital media

We have seen our music and entertainment content being shifted from large discs to tiny USB and the cloud. This has made it easier for people to store and share high size video content through different mediums such as, Floppy, CD, USB and SD Cards etc.

The evolution of digital media itself has played a vital role in streamlining the business and education environment globally. Now it is possible to store and preserve audio and video content without having to worry about loss in quality or size.

The size of the content stored itself has multiplied more than a 1000 times as compared to old storages; allow more content to be stored in smaller devices.

The Internet

One of the biggest contributors of change in the world is the introduction of the internet. Not only has research work been made openly available, but now the world has become more connected with each other thanks to the introduction of social networking.
Tools such as Twitter and Facebook have now allowed content to be shared from different cultures and societies onto a single platform, creating a globalized digital village.

Communication and storage mediums have also been provided to the world, with the advent of cloud computing and improved Email technology making a better collaborative environment.

Printing Press

The introduction of the Printing Press is one of the most notable technological advancements, since the Human discovery of the Wheel.

This innovation allowed humanity to express and represent information on a piece of paper and mass produce it in order to share it with the rest of the society. This has led to the creation of newspapers, advertisements and new avenues of expressing information.


The discovery of semiconductor technology paved way for better and cheaper solutions which led to the creation of smaller computing devices, notably the smart phones we use today.

Previously a computer used to have huge resistors and capacitors which used to consume a lot of power, while providing comparatively negligent computing power.

The world broke Moore’s law and grew faster than initially anticipated leading to a massive growth in computing devices around the world.


Image preservation has also grown a lot in the past 100 years, from a monochrome image to a digitally enhance photograph.

Photography has allowed humans to preserve physical information for personal and research purposes.

Pinhole cameras to DSLRs, all of the photographic devices have enabled mankind to preserve information in a more refined manner.

There are a lot of other innovations that have played a part, notably the cement, nuclear technology, Banking, and many more which have changed the entire dynamics of human civilization in a matter of decades.
Guest contribution by: Harold Smith, who is a research associate at a well renowned Institute in the UK