An Oct. Wall St. Journal asks “Was Human Culture First Kindled by Fire?” It really goes to the roots of technology and technologists. Technologists and Engineers solve problems (Harry Potter’s profession not-with-standing) — things like “how can we stay warm at night?” and “You know this stuff scares away cave bears“. And of course can open the door for new problems: “ouch” and “Hey Og, what happened to forest, it all burned down now.”
But consider how harnessing fire created a focal point for family, community, and no doubt more. So here’s a question … which Technological Innovation do you suggest has had the greatest impact on society?