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What is the most important invention in the last 2000 years?

Every year asks the leading thinkers of our time one question.  Each responds with a unique essay of 1,000 words or less... only a few pages each.

In 1999 with the millennium coming to a close, they asked What is the most important invention in the last 2,000 years?    The printing press?  Anesthesia?  The Internet? Sanitation systems?  Horse Collars?

Check out 100+ very short essays by the world's most creative thinkers at the link above.  What is YOUR opinion?

Intelligent discussions meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Community Room at Earth Fare, on Pelham Rd at I-85.  

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  • Bryan

    Got to mention "the lodestone", gun powder, and mechanical time keeping. (clocks, especially those accurate enough for marine navigation)

    August 22, 2014

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