Re: What is the single most important invention that shaped the last millennium?
That is a good question. I would argue that the printing press was most important. Without it, the Protestant revolution, enlightenment, and scientific advancement would have been greatly effected. The dispersal of religious texts in the vernacular spread and popularized the Protestant revolution. The sharing of scientific theories through publication accelerated technical progress. Even the ideas of the various revolutions (American, French, and Russian) relied on the press. Ideas are a major factor in driving history.
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