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May 29, 2014, 04:13:52 AM
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Funny nobody mentions penicillin, a lot of us might not even have been born without it. Sometimes the little things change the world far more than the big ones.
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May 29, 2014, 05:21:02 AM
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Funny nobody mentions penicillin, a lot of us might not even have been born without it. Sometimes the little things change the world far more than the big ones.

What makes the discovery of Pencilin any more important that that of the rabies-vaccine or the small pox-vaccine? Or even the polio vaccine? Eradicating small pox was probably the most important medical milestone.

                               
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May 29, 2014, 02:03:24 PM
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What do you think were the most significant events of the 19th, 20th or 21st century? Wars, Revolutions, Political Ideology, Technological innovations? What events do you think truly changed the world?

Technological innovation, that may bring a war between actual power and the peoples, this will be a revolution that may bring humanity to the first real civilisation... Nothing matters about political, this shit have to go.

The begining, 1913 : creation of the federal reserve.. over the century, it changed the way humans are use as slaves.  
Invention and mass production of GMO seeds, crops stealing from the peoples in the name of intellectual property..
2008, the real first visible major negative consequences of the <modern monetary mechanic> (1913) begins to appears.  
2009, creation of the genesis block, birth of Bitcoin.
Jacques Fresco and Peter Joseph dedicated their life to some real global movement that may change the entire world for the best.  Those movement can drive the humanity to civilisation (The Venus Project, The Zeitgeist Movement)
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May 29, 2014, 04:19:25 PM
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My event toplist:
- Cellphone
- Internet
- Camera's
- Science

But what was the best event for humanity is my question!
And what will become the best event for us in the future.
"what will become the best event for us in the future."....I will say ...Bitcoin.....it started 3 years ago ,is changing today’s world and tomorrows world.

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May 29, 2014, 04:28:39 PM
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Political events:


1775: American revolution and its system of government and individual rights.
It's more important than the French revolution and initiated the slow reaction of the world against European domination. So, it's the birth of the decolonization and the plurality of states we have now.


I'd have to disagree with that. European domination was not halted or slowed by the American Revolution. In fact the 1800's was the peak of European imperialism. The event that set off decolonization was WWII.

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May 29, 2014, 04:32:27 PM
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Funny nobody mentions penicillin, a lot of us might not even have been born without it. Sometimes the little things change the world far more than the big ones.

What makes the discovery of Pencilin any more important that that of the rabies-vaccine or the small pox-vaccine? Or even the polio vaccine? Eradicating small pox was probably the most important medical milestone.
Rabies-vaccine and small pox-vaccine have its place in saving people's live,but the discovery of penicillin had\has and will have a great importance for world and opened the door for the other medical cures. The discovery of penicillin changed the world of medicine enormously. With its development, infections that were previously severe and often fatal, like bacterial endocarditis, bacterial meningitis and pneumococcal pneumonia, could be easily treated.....and let's say that you are in 1920 have an tonsil infection ,that is very easy to get what would you prefer the discovery of penicillin or the rabies -vaccine?

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May 29, 2014, 05:02:44 PM
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Political events:

1775: American revolution and its system of government and individual rights.
It's more important than the French revolution and initiated the slow reaction of the world against European domination. So, it's the birth of the decolonization and the plurality of states we have now.

I'd have to disagree with that. European domination was not halted or slowed by the American Revolution. In fact the 1800's was the peak of European imperialism. The event that set off decolonization was WWII.

He's sort of right, in that it started to push for a reduction in European domination, at least in the New World; but of course it's completely wrong to say it's the birth of decolonization. The colonies, initially in the Americas, simply began to change hands from the European powers to the US; see the Monroe Doctrine and how it was used through time for clear examples.

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May 29, 2014, 05:38:36 PM
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I think the invention of firearms was one of the greatest events that changed history. Think about it, before firearms, people have to fight in close range. And it was very hard to kill people. But once guns are widely used in warfare, the number of casualties have sharply increased and wars keep getting bigger and bigger.

It is also now much easier to kill people and commit crimes with guns.

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May 29, 2014, 06:01:14 PM
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The first hand gun was not invented until the 15th century. Once the gun was invented and perfected, it changed the way wars were fought forever.

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May 29, 2014, 06:07:26 PM
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What about the industrial revolution? It was an era which significantly improved the lives of all of human race!

In the past, everything was expensive and things such as watches, paper, books and even cotton clothes were considered luxuries! But the industrial revolution changed all that. With machines, everything can be mass produced and the economies of scale comes into play. The more you produce of something in one sitting, the lower the average costs of your production. And in turn, the producers can sell those items at a lower price to the consumers! Because of this, normal people and not only nobles start to have access to things that in the past, was only reserved for the wealthiest nobles and everyday household items and necessities also became cheaper.

As a result, we have massive industrial countries today that are making living standards higher for the entire world by producing products for cheap with their machines and cheap labor.

Life today would be so very different for everyone without the industrial revolution.

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May 29, 2014, 06:29:29 PM
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I think the invention of firearms was one of the greatest events that changed history. Think about it, before firearms, people have to fight in close range. And it was very hard to kill people. But once guns are widely used in warfare, the number of casualties have sharply increased and wars keep getting bigger and bigger.

It is also now much easier to kill people and commit crimes with guns.

i fail to see how it was one of the "greatest" events. all it led to was an easy conquest and domination over people who did not have the technology.
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I think the invention of firearms was one of the greatest events that changed history. Think about it, before firearms, people have to fight in close range. And it was very hard to kill people. But once guns are widely used in warfare, the number of casualties have sharply increased and wars keep getting bigger and bigger.

It is also now much easier to kill people and commit crimes with guns.

i fail to see how it was one of the "greatest" events. all it led to was an easy conquest and domination over people who did not have the technology.

I think he simply meant to say that it was one of the events that most changed the world, not necessarily that it was a good change. In fact, he goes on to say that it led to increasing numbers of casualties in conflict which, I would hope, most people tend to see as a bad thing.

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May 29, 2014, 10:33:25 PM
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Political events:

1775: American revolution and its system of government and individual rights.
It's more important than the French revolution and initiated the slow reaction of the world against European domination. So, it's the birth of the decolonization and the plurality of states we have now.

I'd have to disagree with that. European domination was not halted or slowed by the American Revolution. In fact the 1800's was the peak of European imperialism. The event that set off decolonization was WWII.

He's sort of right, in that it started to push for a reduction in European domination, at least in the New World; but of course it's completely wrong to say it's the birth of decolonization. The colonies, initially in the Americas, simply began to change hands from the European powers to the US; see the Monroe Doctrine and how it was used through time for clear examples.

Yes, I add the "slow" to my post thinking about the pick in African colonization that started with the Berlin Conference of 1884.
But the american revolution was the start in the American Continent of the end of european domination and, in this sense, started the end of it also in the World, even if it still exists today in small countries that are still colonies.

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May 29, 2014, 10:38:03 PM
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I think the invention of firearms was one of the greatest events that changed history. Think about it, before firearms, people have to fight in close range. And it was very hard to kill people. But once guns are widely used in warfare, the number of casualties have sharply increased and wars keep getting bigger and bigger.

It is also now much easier to kill people and commit crimes with guns.

No doubt, the invention in China of gunpowder was a major event, it even accelerated the end of the medieval system, since Castle walls couldn't resist canons.

But the bow and arrow and the crossbow already allowed for long distance fight.

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May 31, 2014, 02:11:13 PM
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I think the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by US forces in year 1945 was an event which significantly changed the history of the world.

Because the world has seen the use of such horrible weapons of mass destruction, it successfully ensured an era of peace that has seen no major wars (invasions like US invasion of Iraq doesn't really count) for more than half a century. Before this, the world has NEVER seen a period of peace that lasted so long.

So I'd like to think the sacrifices of the people of Nagasaki & Hiroshima has at least brought the world lasting peace and prevented much more lives from being lost. Sad

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer, the main scientist behind the creation of the Atomic bomb
The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima was definitely a game changer, but I completely disagree that it ushered in an era of peace!! An era of paranoia, increased tensions, the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis! And why do you say: The Iraq war doesn't count?

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May 31, 2014, 03:24:41 PM
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19th century: The steam engine.
20th century: Hiroshima. Or television.
21st century: Twin towers attack.

why?
how did that change the world? Cheesy

19th century --> industrialisation
20th century--> faciszm
21th century--> nothing "world changing" happened

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May 31, 2014, 06:46:09 PM
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There is no single event.

The World Wars
The Internet

Maybe the most important one was people moving into the cities AKA urbanization.

The more people live in a city the more increasingly awesome it becomes (generally speaking).

Living in a city is way better then living in some place in the middle of fucking nowhere.

(I used to live in Athens, Greece) Now I live in Middle of Nowhere, Florida.
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May 31, 2014, 07:45:07 PM
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Right now, I can't see any event with truly world changing effect in the XXI century.

Not 9/11 and, currently, certainly not bitcoin. But, who knows, some of you might be doing history right now with bitcoin. Perhaps, working on new features: better anonymity, decentralized exchanges...

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May 31, 2014, 11:51:28 PM
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What do you think were the most significant events of the 19th, 20th or 21st century? Wars, Revolutions, Political Ideology, Technological innovations? What events do you think truly changed the world?

19th Century The Lightbulb
20th The Internet (End Result that stemed from many innovations) or The Green Revolution in Agriculture
21st Bitcoin (Although its early in the century)
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June 04, 2014, 06:44:13 PM
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I would like to think that the moon landing is also a very important event that changed the world.Ever since the beginning of history, mankind has always looked to the heavens and wondered what was out there.
On July 21, 1969 mankind finally left a footstep on the moon! Along with the famous words of Neil Armstrong, "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." The moon landing also had the added benefit of ending the cold war.

Truly inspirational.

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