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14 Modern Inventions That You Shouldn't Take for Granted ...

By Denise

Numerous inventions and innovations have been made over the past century. They are readily available for us to purchase and enjoy. However, because we use these things daily, we sometimes take them for granted. Here is a list of 14 modern inventions and innovations that we should be thrilled to have in our lives.

1 Power Plants

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Power plants have made it possible for us to generate and utilize power. But just because we have light and electricity every day doesn’t mean that we won’t run out of power. We should do what we can to conserve energy.

2 Internet

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The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and share information. It has also made the world a smaller place. Now that we’ve experience life with the internet, I don’t know if we would want to have it any other way.

3 Mobile Phones and Smart Phones

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Mobile phones have come a long way since they were first manufactured. They are now smaller and more portable. They also have numerous features that address your needs, as well as complement your lifestyle.

4 Plastic Money

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Cash can sometimes be cumbersome and inconvenient. Thankfully, the credit card and debit card have been invented. They make life so much easier. However, they should be used with caution because you can incur debt or use up your savings.

5 Modern Bathroom

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The modern bathroom has certainly made personal hygiene more convenient and enjoyable. We should always be thankful for clean showers, baths, sinks, and toilet seats.

6 Sanitation

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We don’t have littered and foul smelling streets because of modern sanitation practices. Trash cans, garbage collectors, and landfills – they all contribute to the cleanliness of our cities.

7 Sewer System

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Like modern sanitation practices, our modern sewer system helps make the world a clean and flood-free place. The modern sewer system collects home and industrial sewage to be treated or disposed. Storm water runoff is collected in another system.

8 Recycling Plants

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Recycling plants make it possible for us to avoid using brand new raw materials. We get to create new things out of old plastic, metal, and other things that would otherwise end up in landfills.

9 Toilet Paper

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Can you imagine wiping yourself up with leaves and other items from nature? I know I can’t and wouldn’t want to. The toilet paper is greatly overlooked by many when it should be appreciated. However, since it is paper, it should be used modestly.

10 Stove

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Cooking food is made quick and easy thanks to the invention of the stove. Things are made more convenient because you can choose to either use a gas stove or an electric powered stove.

11 Microwave Oven

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Another way to cook and heat food is through the use of the microwave. This appliance makes use of microwave radiation to heat the food molecules. Even heating and healthy eating is made greatly possible with the microwave oven.

12 Refrigerator

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The refrigerator is a very common household appliance. Thanks to this invention, our food is preserved and shelf life is extended. Food waste and spoilage is managed because of the refrigerator.

13 Water Filter

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Boiling can help kill bacteria and other impurities found in water. However, water filter systems provide a more efficient and thorough method to achieve clean and potable water.

14 Heater and Air Conditioner

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The ever-changing weather no longer has to bother you when you are at home. The invention of the heater and air conditioner has made it possible for people to make their homes cooler or warmer at their will.

Let us not forget to be constantly grateful for these inventions. Let us not forget how we have benefited from these modern conveniences and luxuries. Let us use them wisely and responsibly. Life as we know it wouldn’t be the same without them.

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