At the apex of the Industrial Revolution and the brink of two World Wars, the need for effective information, transportation, military, manufacturing, and medical technology was stronger than ever before.
Solutions were generated quickly and most often satisfied more needs than they were originally intended to; in response to enemy threats to telephone communication between officials, computer networks were invented, which ultimately linked all of humanity and provided a platform (the World Wide Web) for general acquisition of information. Urbanization catalyzed by the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century brought millions of people to cities, where life could be unpleasant and unhealthy; the standard of life in the cities was drastically increased by medical advances and convenient household appliances using breakthrough technology in the 20th century.
Innovations in production of goods not only satisfied the mushrooming consumer demand, but also made employment more readily available to all types of people. Easier transmission of information and completely new forms of transportation made it possible to communicate with people, or visit a place, across the ocean; these innovations made the world a smaller place. Even entertainment was reformed in the 20th century; televisions and radios not only annihilated boredom, but served as mass communication tools that increased general awareness of the world. Dreams of intelligent robots started becoming reality.
The 20th century brought forth the vision of a world in which machines fulfill every need and desire of humanity. Scroll down to find out what are Top 10 Innovations of the 20th Century