Probably not a single event in the history of Homo sapiens so this may not apply, but...
Learning to kill.
For food. Up until that point, our ancestors ate plant matter and the occasional dead animal carcass from predator kills. The ability to kill on our own enabled a constant supply of meat (read: protein) that allowed for rapid brain development and the emergence of intelligence that rapidly accelerated the evolution of our ancestors.
What made the Western civilization so technologically superior compared to all previous civilization was the ability to spread knowledge faster and make it available to the masses.
The printing press in that respect played probably the biggest role in human history.
Without it, most of us would still be working the land............
Internet comes second (for the same reason)
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You know, for as much as the Internet has undoubtedly changed how we live, I feel like society itself really hasn't changed that much compared to the age right before the Internet. I'm having a hard time coming up with too many really earth-shattering events whose course was set by the Internet. It's probably one of those things where we'll have to wait 50-100 years to really see the full impact.
Fire, without which there'd be little else.
Fire brought cooking, which effectively halved, at least, the amount of food humans require. Broadly, it's a form of pre-digestian, increasing its nutritional value. Studies show that animals halve the amount of food they require — lions and tigers, for instance, eat only half as much when the meat they eat is cooked.
With humans, purposful fire allowed more time away from hunting and gathering to invent and discover, while increasing the brain power those required and affording a level of protection, and therefore, longevity — apart from that of better nutrition — never before possible.
Everything else descended from fire.
The Big Mac!
The cooked Big Mac (without the side of salmonella).
Without it the entire universe has no existence/meaning (to me)
Internet is spreading Democracy and knowledge around the globe.............this is the next big step for Mankind.
^ Yeah, for example, how the use of Twitter, Facebook and Youtube played a significant role in the Arab Spring. The people demonstrating were mobilized and connected like never before thanks to the internet. In particular, the internet savvy youth really helped to shake things up.
The development of language (or symbolic/abstract thought). It's the single thing that allowed us to think complex thoughts and gave us a huge advantage in our evolutionary history. Anything that came afterwards was only possible because of this ability.
Man landing on the moon.
I think the agricultural revolution. I don't think we'd have progressed as far if we hadn't settled, and stopped nomadic hunting and gathering. It gave early humans more time to learn, experiment and grow.
Finger nail clippers could you imagine?!
Just kidding, I gotta say survival skills (not just instinct). Could have gone extinct years ago, but we developed weapons, fire, shelters...
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Everything you need and use daily:
heating for cooking .... etc
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The invention of the common kitchen refrigerator witch also brought us to modern household intercommunication through the use of the refrigerator magnet.
There are many to thank for the computer and the internet, but to name a few, thank Joseph Marie Jacquard, IBM, the US Defense Dept creating Arpanet, Sun Microsystems, William von Meister,Ward Christensen, Compuserv, Tim Berners-Lee and CERN.
The most momentous event in history hasn't happened yet.....
It will be when PreTTy PeTe and Sir Ron meet in the flesh!
Once We are in each other's arms and our tongues have met, then it will be the most momentous moment!
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But that might change within the next few decades. As I said, the jury is still out for me.
I think the greatest change brought about by the internet is the way humans are processing information and interacting with one another.
Perhaps the most important thing NOT mentioned yet, was the invention of the boat. It became possible to travel between parts of the world which were entirely separated by water, and it certainly made Europe and northern Africa much more accessible to each other.
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VOTING: Just remember: "Be careful of what you DON'T wish for. You might just get it." GET OUT AND VOTE for what you DO wish for.
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without a doubt, America.
Either the invention of the wheelbarrow or grammar. Takes yer pick.
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Penicillin. Before it, venereal diseases were treated with mercury based compounds.
All were mentioned, but I'm gonna reiterate:
-The shift to agriculture. It allowed for early humans to give up their nomadic lifestyle, settle in one place, and create civilizations
-The Industrial Revolution. Really jumpstarted civilization into a new era of living
-The rise of Christianity. Its effects can still be seen today
The Neolithic Revolution.
Before this event, man and woman spent the entire day every day scrounging in nature for the day's meals. Farming reduced the time needed to secure the same amount of food, creating dense populations, leisure time, and accelerating technological progress.
Biggest event in human history would have to be the ability of humans to communicate with each other.
Second would be the invention of electricity -- think of life without it.
Americans need to keep their guns so they can protect themselves from gun violence just like Nancy Lanza did. And like Chris Kyle did. And like Gabby Giffords did. And like Tom Clements did. And like Michael Piemonte. And Joseph Wilcox.
The birth of Christ.
The invention of gifs.
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