Electricity Is The Best Invention

Now, relaxing and enjoying my cup of tea in the end of the day, I recall my experience earlier today. And it leads me to one thought: electricity is the greatest invention of the modern world.

Yes, you may find my statement a bit overstated: how about the phone, the TV, the PC or the Internet? Well, all of them are really great things the humankind has invented, but without electricity, the power that makes all of that gadgetry work, we are lost. Like me, earlier today.

So… earlier today, at the office, I was faxing a doc to our partner, who was already on rush for it. And suddenly, our office lost to the darkness. An electric outage just happened. While we were notified yesterday by the electricity company for the cut, it is a really rare event for this area of downtown. Of course, the fax machine halted immediately, as the building save the power from the backup generator only for emergencies, like the elevator. All the computers in the office halted, some of the colleagues shouted, while others switched their PCs to the ups, trying to recover the unsaved works.

I worked out of the building, and the same chaos happened on the streets, since the traffic lights weren’t working too. A policeman was trying to fix up the things… And then, my cell phone rings (it still has its battery juices…). Oh, that is our partner who was waiting for the fax. And then, excuses… blah blah… that was the first time I wanted my phone with no batteries at all. After all, I returned to my office, to the coffee corner just to discover that, I cannot even have a tea. Because of the electricity.

Well, all the mess, thankfully, ended within 10 minutes. I managed to fax that document, finished some other things and got home. And now, enjoying my tea, I just want to tell you: sometime we take simple things as granted, but imagine just one day without electricity?

What do you think? What is the greatest invention of the modern time? Please comment.

@ haha.nu.


7 thoughts on “Electricity Is The Best Invention

  1. Stavros

    In the same idea you should say that fire is the greatest invention of human kind. Imagine a life without fire – heat – energy production… impossible. Especially in cold places :P . There are some inventions that after a long time we take as granted. Electricity is one of them.The thing is that invention is closer to our time and things are more dependant to it – so more it is more significant to our time.Dont forget that electricity is just the transfer of energy. How about its production (fire in principle). Isnt that the greatest thing ever?

    IMHO the greatest invention of human kind is somethings like the space station. Its the combination of our whole knowledge and inventions in one place. Knowledge that we accumulated throught thousands of year. So was once the production of electricity. The combination of the biomechanical era inventions had to work together so as to move towards our modern gadgeted electric world.

    Cheers.
    Stavros

  2. rosedarpam

    There have been many “greatest” inventions since man started to walk erect: fire, the fulcrum, the wheel, electricity, etc. However, we have become dependent on all of these things. What we need is a new “greatest invention” to get us out of the mess we have made using the previous inventions. Always keep in mind that you may not have these precious things in the future and make it a mission to insist that our knowledge is used in a better way so we can continue to go forward.

  3. je

    for me it’s the microchip. sure it would’t run without electricity, but without them you would have almoust none, of the ‘modern’ equipments you use everyday.

    and electricity was not ‘invented’, the invention was the production of electricity by mankind =)

    keep going with the good work.

  4. Viri

    I agree, electricity is one of the the greatest inventions ( even though Electricity was never really invented. It existed all along, but humans only invented the means of generating this force and distributing it to individual buildings)

    but so is the invention of money….(without it the world would funcionate)

    cant decide which one to use fro my project
    -____- help?

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