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Greatest invention

Posted October 1, 2010

Just for the fun of it today – what is the greatest invention of all time?

What is the top invention by someone in North Carolina?

Don't over-think this. Just let your thoughts and ideas fly.

And what will be the world's next great invention?


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  • UNCfuturealumi Oct 3, 2010

    The next best invention should be, "black kleenex for wiping nose and eyes when wearing black clothing."

  • zanzibar Oct 2, 2010

    Greatest: The method to purify water. Future: the ability to travel in the 4th dimension.

  • ritaronka Oct 2, 2010

    I've always heard the greatest invention was the wheel. For the future invention? I don't know why we aren't already flying around in our own personal vehicles as the Jetsons were YEARS ago !!!

  • drnc Oct 2, 2010

    NC inventions: airplane, pepsi-cola, gatling gun, carbine rifle.

  • mamananagramps Oct 2, 2010

    Next to electrical power...A/C...

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  • awomnsptofview Oct 2, 2010

    Air conditioning, indoor plumbing, microwave ovens, Automatic transmissions in cars, and my personal fav is DRYER SHEETS..good for so many

  • mlevy9 Oct 1, 2010

    The world's next great invention will be telekinesis.

  • mlevy9 Oct 1, 2010

    I think piping is the greatest invention. It keeps water clean as it is moved. It allows people to live away from a water source and still have water. It also delivers other products, such as natural gas.

  • genegeneandnancy Oct 1, 2010

    Thank goodness for the good ol' air conditioner...I don't think I could live without mine after the hot summer we just endured. I would like to see an "auto pilot" for cars to help traveling a little easier, or the car that flew in the movie "Absented Minded Professor".




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