Was it the discovery of electricity alone that accelerated our rate of material progress?
- StarryskyLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
No. Electricity was known since the mid 1700s. It was not until Tesla made the generation of AC power, long distance transmission lines using efficient transformers, and AC electric motors could the real usefulness of electricity change a way of life in a meaningful way. That was in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
- oldschoolLv 71 year ago
Read a book. Stop turning in other's people work as your own.
- oil field trashLv 71 year ago
Progress is more complex than that. You could start with language or maybe the printing press but each new technology just builds on the previous ones. It is just the more new developments the faster the progress.
- PhilomelLv 71 year ago
The success of the Steam Engine was dependent on the harnessing of fire and the simple machines.
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- 異域秦後人Lv 71 year ago
YES, BUT ONLY AFTER THE INVENTION OF ELECTRICAL MOTOR, RELAY,AC GENERATOR AND ALL SUPPORTED PARTS AND PRACTICAL CIRCUIT SYSTEM, NOT JUST DISCOVERY ELECTRICITY ( BATTERY ELECTRICITY WAS THE FIRST DISCOVERY) LONG TIME AGO BEFORE ELECTRICITY BECAME A PRACTICAL ENERGY SOURCE.
- Michael ELv 71 year ago
Read James Burke's Connections.
The spread of electricity was dependent on the steam engine.