There have been many inventions in human history, such as the wheel. Some people think the most important thing is the internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
There have many discoveries and inventions throughout human history such as the wheel, printing technology and motored vehicles. Some people say that the internet is the single most momentous invention. I do not completely agree with this point of view.
It is true that in the digital era, the internet is a source of information storage and dissemination, which facilitates our lives to a great extent. For example, we can upload our important materials as pdf or rar files onto Google drive and can have instant access to them whenever and wherever we are. Besides, the internet is the platform on which various marvelous softwares and services are based on. Facebook, for instance, is the most popular way of exchanging information among friends and family members. Without the internet connection, people would be isolated and the world might become a distant place for everyone.
However, there exist other equally valuable and irreplaceable inventions. The first one worthy of consideration is electricity. All electronic devices operate by electricity and in its absence, the internet would have never been invented in the first place. In addition, for the internet to become popular, we have to mention the invention and prevalence of smartphones and other intelligent devices. Today, billions of people are using their smartphones to send messages, log on Google to search for information, post statuses on Facebook. Without this device, the internet would be much less known, and few people might recognize its existence.
In conclusion, the internet gives us enormous benefits, however, other discoveries and inventions that are equally important. I think that each invention is significant in its own way and without one, the others will not be invented.
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