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These Are Some Of The Great Breakthroughs That Shaped The Way We Live Today

This object democratized information

Have you ever heard the phrase, “knowledge is power”? Well, until the mid-13th Century, the clergy and aristocracy held all the power in the world. These people owned every existing book and kept the rest of society in the dark.

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However, everything changed around 1440. Johannes Gutenberg, a German goldsmith, improved existing printing presses by making block printing more effective. As a result, books became more affordable, and information rapidly spread around the globe. It’s similar to the impact of the Internet on our lives, don’t you think?

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