After long discussions, we have chosen
the five most important inventions, which
are considered to be the most useful in
our daily life. And having known their
history, we have tried to predict their
future and imagine how could the world
look like without them.
-1718. James Puckle in
London, England,
demonstrated his new
invention, the "Puckle
Gun”. So the history of
fast and easy killing
-After that his followers
tried to developed newer
and more cruel methods
of „eliminating” some
individuals. Samuel Colt
invented the first revolver,
giving cowboys a useful
-John Moses Browning
made hunters happy giving
them Winchester rifles.
-In 1892 automatic
handguns were invented
by Joseph Laumann. He
armed future soldiers and
Wouldn’t the world be happier if the only wellknown weapon were toy guns?
In the future everyone, even a
child will pobably be able to
buy and have a gun for selfprotection. Will the world be
safer then? What if it becomes
a normal way for solving
everyday problems?
If Mr Puckle, Colt and Browning
had other hobbies, we
wouldn’t be afraid of our
existance. The world would be
free of deadly conflicts and
The only kind of guns used
normally would be a toy-gun.
People would have fun with this
weapon without threatening
each other.
Although John Logie
Baird is considered to
be the inventor of
television, the basis of
modern TVs were
created by a German
– Paul Nipkow,who
proposed and
patented the first
television system in
Both of them
intended to transmit
living images from
one place to
another. But shortly
after, the television
became a source of
information from all
around the world
and the best way of
We are wondering what the television of the future would be; tv
programmes will probably be chosen by a watcher. Imagine that you
can watch whatever you want at any time. Endless arguments about
remote controls will be over. As a result, the development of tv will
improve relationships between members of families.
Without a television many people become alone without their best
friend (who doesn’t argue with them and is not very demanding).
There will not be that bad because the commercialisation of tv will
lead to a specific kind of absurd – imagine you are watching
commercials quietly and suddenly the film appears!
The automobile as we
know was not
invented in a single
day by a single
inventor. In 1769, the
very first selfpropelled road
vehicle was a military
tractor invented by
French engineer and
mechanic, Nicolas
Joseph Cugnot.
By the early 1900s, gasoline
cars started to outsell all other
types of motor vehicles. Since
then the massive destruction
of environment has been
For many people living without a car is difficult to
imagine and just impossible. Will it be the same in
the future? If cars fly few metres above roads this
will solve the problem of traffic jams. By the end of
the 21st century, there will have been more
advanced methods of getting from one place to
another. Cars will be useless because of a
possibility of teleportation without any transport to
the destination.
Without cars the world would be healthier – no
fumes and bikes only will enable the world
authorities to reduce the problem of pollution
and traffic.
On the other hand
family ties will be
weaken because of
the lack of live
contacts – meetings,
family reunions and
anniversaries will be
The history of cell
phones started with
Samuel Morse. He
conceived of an
telegraph in 1832. Soon,
a man with a vision –
Martin Cooper began to
be known by many as
the father of the cellular
phone. Mr. Cooper
worked on developing
portable products,
including the first
portable handheld police
On April 3 1973, there
was the first public
demonstration and
Martin Cooper used a
heavy 30-ounce
cellphone. These days,
not only are mobile
phones used to
communicate, but also
to use Internet, describe
the position of an owner
and to use multimedia.
Mobile phones will be inevitably one of the most essential
devices, where we will have everything – from a simple
calculator to a credit card probably. How will they look
like? They will certainly have fingerprint readers giving a
permission to use crucial applications.
For people of the
future, their mobiles
will be like a part of
clothing. They will
start and
finish the day
according to
the rhythm created
a phone.
In 1936, Konrad Zuse
created the first freely
computer. Then, in 1969
ARPAnet – the
organisation supported
by Pentagon,
introduced the original
For over 20 years,
a „friendly war”
between Microsoft
and Apple has
enabled to
develope new
computer and
The world in the future must be connected with computers. It is
difficult to imagine upcoming generations without possibilities given
by modern technologies. Computers of the future are going to be
limited to a simple motto: the smaller the better and the more
efficient. Inevitable development of technology may cause
people’s attachment to computers. This affection will probably draw
all of people’s attention and integrate them with programmes or
If computers didn’t exist the world would be:
definitely boring.
But would it be worse?

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