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Inventions by Mind Map: Inventions

1. 19th Century

1.1. The Telephone

1.1.1. The invention of a practical telephone is credited to Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray.The invention became a reality on March 10, 1876

1.2. The Light Bulb

1.2.1. US inventor Thomas Edison is often credited with creating the solution in 1879: the carbon filament light bulb. Yet the British chemist Warren de La Rue had solved the scientific challenges nearly 40 years earlier.

1.3. The Camera

1.3.1. The first permanent photograph of a camera image was made in 1825 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce using a sliding wooden box camera made by Charles and Vincent Chevalier in Paris.

2. 20th Century

2.1. Automobiles

2.1.1. Exactly who invented the automobile is a matter of opinion. Earlier accounts often gave credit to Karl Benz, from Germany, for creating the first true automobile in 1885/1886.

2.2. The Internet/World-Wide-Web

2.2.1. In 1991 the internet changed. That year, a computer programmer in Switzerland named Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide Web: an internet that was not simply a way to send files from one place to another but was itself a “web” of information that anyone on the Internet could retrieve. Berners-Lee created the Internet that we know today.

2.3. Personal Computer

2.3.1. Kenbak-1. The Kenbak-1, released in early 1971, is considered by the Computer History Museum to be the world's first personal computer. It was designed and invented by John Blankenbaker of Kenbak Corporation in 1970, and was first sold in early 1971.

3. 21st Century

3.1. Smartphones

3.1.1. Combining a phone and a computer was a dream for years. There had been previous attempts to accomplish the feat, but it was really only the iPhone that managed to do it seamlessly. The first iPhone came out in 2007. The idea took off very quickly after that and companies like Blackberry, Samsung and Huawei soon followed.

3.2. Multi-use rockets

3.2.1. On March 30, 2017, SpaceX became the first to deploy one of these used rockets, the Falcon 9. Blue Origin, a space-transport company founded by's Jeff Bezos, has launched its own reusable rocket.

3.3. Cryptocurrency

3.3.1. Often mentioned in conjunction with blockchain, cryptocurrencies utilize the decentralized model to facilitate the exchange of goods and services online.The technology was first deployed in 2008 to create Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency