Was it the discovery of electricity alone that accelerated our rate of material progress?

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  • 6 months ago
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    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.

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  • 6 months ago

    Read a book. Stop turning in other's people work as your own.

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  • 6 months 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.

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  • 6 months ago

    The success of the Steam Engine was dependent on the harnessing of fire and the simple machines.

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  • 6 months 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.

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  • 6 months ago

    Heck no.

    Read James Burke's Connections.

    The spread of electricity was dependent on the steam engine.

    • Starrysky
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      6 months agoReport

      The spread of and efficient use of electricity was generation from dams and water powered generators, not steam engines. Steam engines just transported goods and materials.
      Not until steam turbines fired from coal and oil that further spread of electricity happened. Steam engines didn't help.

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