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Important Inventions of the Last Century

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Important inventions throughout the last century have made us who we are today. One hundred years may seem like an eternity, but it feels a lot shorter when you think about the many inventions that were ushered in throughout the last century. From the electric razor to air conditioning, today we have access to some of the greatest modern inventions. To think they didn’t exist 100 years ago! Read on to learn about five important inventions in the last century:


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1. Jet Engines and the Black Box Recorder

Modern-day inventions for flight were created in the last 100 years, including the jet engine (1930) and the black box recorder (1953). While improvements have been made to both, we’ve been able to travel more quickly in the air and to know what happens in the aftermath of a crash thanks to these inventions.


2.Electric Razors

The electric razor has been giving quicker and smoother skin to men and women throughout the world since 1931. Mechanizing razors became a popular movement in the 1930s, allowing men and women to give up the risk of getting knocked and drawing blood when they shave.


3. Smoke Detectors

The smoke detector has been protecting homes and businesses since 1968. This safety feature now is required by federal law in all structures where people reside and work.


4. Smart Phones

Who doesn’t have their head locked into their smartphones for at least a portion of their daily lives? It’s hard to imagine that only a few years ago, let alone a century ago, that these technological devices ceased to exist!


5. Most Important Invention For Florida Living: Air Conditioning

The modern-day convenience of air conditioning as brought to Americans in 1906 via a patent by engineer Willis Carrier. While fans have been around since 180 AD, when they were invested by a Chinese craftsman, Carrier is credited with inventing the first AC system. A few decades later, Energy Air began its air-conditioning servicing company in 1976 to service the HVAC needs of central Floridians. Contact our team today to make sure your AC unit remains in great shape!


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