Some of Our Greatest Technological Advancements Over the Last Century


There are have been such a plethora of technologies that have emerged in the past century, it would most certainly be impossible to touch on them all, but enjoy a gentle yet entertaining read, where we break down several of the most revolutionary technologies invented that we wouldn’t be able to imagine our lives without.

Here’s technology that has changed our lives forever.


1.) The Internet

The internet is such an integral part of our lives that it seems a little silly listing it here. But not too long ago – the internet was just a concept, then we moved to the dial-up connection that would take an eternity to load a simple website. Remember those days! Who could forget. The thing about the internet is that it’s revolutionised our lives in so many ways we can’t even put our finger on why it’s so revolutionary. The internet is the world’s biggest library, a social club, global/regional/local news channel, a research archive, a massive shopping mall and so much more. The internet is everything. Well almost. Speaking of which, need unbeatable fibre? Hit the link:

2.) Nuclear Power

The first commercial nuclear power stations started in the 1950s. As of 2022 nuclear energy provides roughly 10% of the world’s electrical needs from about 440 power reactors and is the world’s second largest source of low-carbon power. Nuclear power is generated by splitting atoms to release the energy held at the core, of those atoms. This process known as nuclear fission, generates heat that is directed to a cooling agent— usually water – the immense steam cause by the heat then spins a turbine generating electricity. Nuclear reactors are seen as a source of cheap, pollution-free energy.

3.) Organ Transplants

Organ transplantation is a medical procedure where an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient to replace a damaged or missing organ. The first organ transplant took place on December 23, 1954 where Dr. Joseph Murray bypassed the barrier of rejection by using the patient’s identical twin as the donor of a human kidney transplant. Since that first donor transplant hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved through organ transplants. There’s no doubt, the technology allowing for organ transplants is revolutionary.

4.) Electronic Funds Transfer

Today banking is far easier and efficient experience than it was 70, 60 or even 40 years ago. The automated teller machine is slowly becoming a thing of the past – check books are gone and we are slowly moving to a cashless society. Sending money across the country used to be a tedious operation – now we can send money from one bank to the next at the snap of a finger. Electronic funds transfer has made our lives so much easier we barely even consider a world before it.
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5.) The Block Chain

Yes we’ve all heard of Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. If you don’t quiet understand blockchain – the simplest way to understand it is blockchain provides an incorruptible way to record transactions between parties. It keeps everyone accountable and honest. It does this by providing all parties with a shared digital ledger that all parties can only add to which is transparent to all members. The technology was launched in 2008 to create Bitcoin, the first decentralised cryptocurrency. The technology has since been adopted by the financial sector and other industries for myriad uses, including money transfers, supply chain monitoring, and food safety. Interested in investing, trading or using crypto – take a look at Luno:


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