Inventions Throughout History Causes and Effects
The light bulb was used to create light with the use of electricity.
Positive Effects -Could light up the streets, homes and offices when dark outside.
-Much safer than using gas lamps.
Telephone was intended to transmit speech electrically.
Positive Effects- Easier to talk to people.
- Can speak to a wider range of people without having to travel or write a letter to converse with them.
Negative Effects: -Can cause cancer.
-Have to pay costly bills for use.
The automobile was intended to provide people with their own individual transportation.
Positive Effects -People are able to transport themselves around.
-Before automobiles it was a lot more dangerous to travel trekking by buggy or by foot.
Negative Effects-Major contribution to air pollution.
-Car accidents resulting in injury or death.
Airplanes intended to transport us by flying in the sky.
Positive Effects- Able to transport people & goods across the world.
-Faster means of transportation.
Negative Effects- Can be very risky/dangerous means of transportation.
The televisions intended effect is to allow people to receive motion picture entertainment from the means of their own homes.
Positive Effects- Informs us of things such as weather and news.
-Provides people with entertainment.
Negative Effects- Can become addictive.
-Can ruin eyesight.
The atomic bomb was a means of weaponry during the second world war (defense).
Positive Effects- Japan surrendered.
Negative Effects- Killed innocent people.
The computer was intended to carry out a bound amount of arithmetic and logical operations.
Positive Effects- Easier & faster way to access information.
-Has introduced the world to a whole new way of communication.
-Created more jobs/ inventions.
Negative Effects -Can become addictive.
-Information put into computer can be lost.
The intended use for the intercontinental ballistic missile is to deliver nuclear weaponry.
Positive Effects- Used for self defense.
Negative Effects- It’s a death weapon.
The home computer were intended for non technical users to use in their homes.
Positive Effects- Can work from home.
Negative Effects -Can be very addictive.