We live in good times, even if often, we tend to overlook the “simple” things that give us our comforts. Sure, the economy (wherever you may be) can use some improvement. We will always welcome additional income, of course.
If you look around you, though, you probably will see so many things that you take for granted. Things that are the fruits of the labor of other people who opened up paths in the unknown. We call some of them inventors. 😉
I came across this cool infographic that might just give you a new appreciation for things that you may not see as “big deals”, simply because they have become such a part of your every day life. For example, if you often hop on a plane to travel, you probably do not marvel at this convenience anymore. Indeed, you may even have moments when find air travel a slightly irritating experience. (Though not because of the technology but because of other things, perhaps.) If you think about it, though, the people who were involved in “inventing” air travel as we know it today had it worse, but they were brilliant and dogged enough to give us what we have today.
Then there is electricity, without which many of us would die of boredom and withdrawal from mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Plugged in 24/7? It is but proper to know the following names: William Gilbert, Benjamin Franklin, Luigi Galvani, Georg Simon Ohm, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, J.W. Star, and Joseph Swan.
The infographic does not cover every sector but it does a good job of bringing ordinary topics such as cars, personal entertainment (CDs and mp3 players for example), cellphones, potato chips (!), computers and the Internet, food processing, and indoor plumbing.
The infographic was created by Best Colleges Online, where you can find useful information such as the
best health degrees – among many other things.
Without further ado, meet the people behind the way we live.