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    The world's greatest invention of all time...name yours.

    I'd say the aeroplane. Imagine how long it'd take us to travel overseas...

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    von Neumann machines, sometimes known as computers.

    http://www.netbookation.com/SF_von01.htm

    psik

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    anti-itch cream.

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    It is so simple and common we forget:

    the WHEEL!

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    How about PIZZA?

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    Birth control pill hands down.

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    the internet

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    Well I guess you can't claim fire is an invention, we just sort of picked it up (ouch) from nature. However my personal favorite is related to it. Hot water for showers.

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    Does sex count as an invention, or a re-invention?

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    The spoon.

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    Alcohol FTW!!!


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    The light bulb. Without Edison's little light-sustaining filament, so many other things since then could never have been done.

    Although I will give a nod that psik's answer, THE WHEEL, is the first and best one in terms of human evolution on a technical scale.

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    The written word.

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    The wheel as an invention seems overrated. Didn't the Aztecs get by without it? The winch, another five letter ancient mechanism starting with w, might be as important.

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    The Swiffer!

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