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The Seven Technological Wonders of the World

During the TR Out Loud podcast on April 18, 2008, TechRepublic member Maxwell Edison asked the following Question of the Week: "What would you include in a list of the Seven Technological Wonders of the World?" Take a look at the answers that we received, and then add your own entries to the list.

During the TR Out Loud podcast on April 18, 2008, TechRepublic member Maxwell Edison asked the following Question of the Week: "What would you include in a list of the Seven Technological Wonders of the World?"

We received a few great answers, including a list from Maxwell Edison himself — Images: The Seven Technological Wonders of the World. Here are his answers:

  1. The Hubble Space Telescope
  2. The International Space Station
  3. The Artificial Pacemaker
  4. The Mars Rover
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  6. The Global Position System (GPS)
  7. Voyager Spacecraft

Other answers — compliments of TR members Oz Media, jdclyde, and Hal 9000 — include the following:

  • The First Solid State Transistor
  • MP3 format/players
  • The Canadarm Space shuttle
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Mobile hardware, which incorporate Internet and e-mail services (includes the cell phone, of course)
  • Satellites
  • Digital sound mixing tools and onstage aides
  • Torrent, nzb, rar files, etc. (Yay, file sharing)
  • Radio
  • Television
  • TCPIP
  • Electronic security/access systems

What other technological wonders would you add to the list?

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