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what do you consider to be the greatest technological advancement in your lifetime

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  1. doctorunderhill

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    I know my folks claimed the 69 moon landing was theirs- dad 1920-2010, mom 1924-2016

    I guess for me the massive increase in the level of knowledge concerning genetics would get my nod.
     
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    If you mean 'greatest' as in most far-reaching, it must be the internet, for better or worse. If you mean 'greatest' as in 'best'...um, not sure.
     
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    The Microchip.

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    The selfie stick
     
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    No wait, I want to change my answer. I forgot about that spray-on-hair-in-a-can stuff.

     
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    Hopefully it hasn't happened yet, because we're gonna need one. In my lifetime.
     
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    Computers.
    60 years ago they took up an entire room and you need cards to program them and use them.
    Now they are the size of a credit card and have more computing power then the computers they used in the rockets NASA used to send a man to the moon.

    Pic 1 is a 250 MB HD from 1979.
    Pic 2 is a 5TB HD now.

    It's mind boggling how the tech has changed in 60 years.

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    I'm a cheapskate, so without eBay I probably would have stayed off the internet after my 10 year hiatus. In actuality though, it was TDPRI that tip the scales for me. IMG_4523.JPG
     
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    Fidget spinners?

    On a more serious note... satellite technology? Our ability to look deeper into space.
     
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    Cracking the human genome

    Or

    The proliferation of the internet

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    The proliferation of computing devices evolving into the smartphones we all use

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    Recent advances in quantum computing.


    I'm just kidding.

    Cheese Whiz is way cooler than all that stuff, and they came out with jalapeno cheddar flavor cheese whiz in my lifetime, so OBVIOUSLY that. Or Redbull.
     
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    Globalization, which would include the internet. The ability to move goods or information almost immediately anywhere in the world.
     
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    I’m constantly amazed at the technology that we seem to take for granted. I watched Star Trek when I was young and thought the communicators they used would be awesome.Today we call them phones and everyone has one. Are they the greatest achievement? I hope not , but my phone is more powerful than the computers NASA used for a moon landing,. And yes I remember seeing that on TV too .
     
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    I'm just glad we don't have to wear hazmat suits to use computers anymore.

    That was really starting to get old.
     
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    I know the worse technology, television and computer, life was so simple before that.

    and Armstrong was misunderstood, he actually said “one small step for man, a giant leap for Maddie Cline”
     
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    So far... I would agree with the micro chip.
     
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    Nothing has changed in that field since the it is still zeros and ones. Henry Babbage gets the nod way ahead of his time, but much later in 1938 a U.S. submarine application is more like today's computer. Today's computers are a big yawn. 80 years and we can't come up with something better?o_O
     
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    The Thermos
     
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    The floppy disk.
     
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    Undoubtedly, the transistor.
     
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