The Innovations that Changed us from Agriculture to Astronauts

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Think about the thousands of innovations you interact with every day, from the food we eat to the phones in our pockets, we have generations of our innovating ancestors to thank!

Image: Earth overlaid with futuristic text
Source: U.S. Army illustration // U.S Army

It’s easy to forget that progress is a compounding process with each new, world-changing innovation building on the last.

Today we’re going to take a moment to celebrate humanity’s remarkable innovation history. From language, arguably our first great innovation, right up to the exploration of deep space, our innovative journey is truly incredible. It’s hard not to be excited for our collective future when we are confronted with the ideas that have catapulted us to the modern age.

AsapSCIENCE is just one of the many YouTube channels we love, and over the next seven minutes, they take us on a journey through the innovations that changed history!


Take a second to absorb all of that. Those are just 71 of the endless innovations that have brought us to today!

When I watch something like this, I am reminded that our future is in good hands. Sometimes, it may feel like we’re headed in the wrong direction, but if we take a broader look at the world around us, beyond what we hear on the news, there is a world filled with remarkable innovators out there that our guiding us to a brighter future!

Afte writing 350 articles for Ever Widening Circles over the past two years, I find myself looking at the world with an endless sense of optimism. We live in a time where innovators can communicate more readily than ever, and have access to a world of resources at their fingertips. We are reaching further, asking better questions, and turning toward sustainability, it’s time to start celebrating that bright future!

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!


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