My Life Changed by Invention
When I was a little kid, we were not as advanced as today. What is considered old right now was the highest tech known back then. One example is the first desktop computer. As I moved the mouse with my hand, something maneuvered across the screen. I saw a button and I clicked on it. I clicked on what I later learned was a program on the computer. My parents showed me Microsoft Word, and as I press a key on the keyboard a letter showed up and it felt like magic. It was also a way to keep me entertained, thanks to JumpStart, which provided an efficient way for me to learn grammar, math and to have fun behind a screen. Those things are essential for any childhood, so benefits started flooding in. Another experience was when I saw the first screensaver. I was amazed and curious about what happened when you let a computer idle. I was pretty dazzled by the screensaver. But that was just the beginning.
In my later years, I have found that invention is not just an object, it is an idea, it is a way of life. I am aware that tech every year is improving and updating, like even when the first compact computer in the form of a cell phone was made. But obviously, tech is not the only invention. Cars, boats, and even the wheel are inventions. Cars may be tech, but the wheel, a simple creation, was one of the beginnings. Even the idea of civilization is an invention. And with invention always around, I feel civilized. Though I have considered I would go for a medical or architectural career, I used to dream about being an inventor in my childhood. People want attention. People want to be famous and/or to be known for something. I wanted to change the world by using the importance of invention. Whether I still have the dream or gave up on it, it will always be something I would remember.
Men like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison felt like an inspiration. They were so influential that I one day felt that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. Their creations were so unique that it emphasizes the fact that it is all about imagination, and it is unlimited, so ideas are unlimited. If we are running out of ideas, then it means our imagination is aging. I personally feel that way. I went from my imaginative childhood to my over-thinking teen years. I now doubt imagination, and that is a major mistake. I need to convince myself that anything is possible and imagination has no limit, and that is the base of invention.
Invention always exists, since time began, but oncoming generations always leave past inventions behind, leaving them in the obsolete wasteland. This I started to know during my later childhood. But as one would expect, I would not know what invention even is at a young age. However, I caught on the idea before I learned the meaning of the word, and that is when it changed my life. Since I felt like I was always familiar with cars, I felt the first unique invention I saw was the computer. I had no idea what this piece of strange equipment was, or what it did, but when I found out, everything changed from that point. My life changed. Without it, my life would be uncivilized, primitive, and inefficient. Without telephones, I cannot communicate with others far away. Without the Internet, knowledge would be slow and hard to look for. Without even wheels, we would not get far. All of these are examples, for why I believe that the importance of invention is that it changes people’s way of life.