Now we are talking, right? (3/35)
Though may sound very similar to Butterfly effect or chaos theory, it is actually not. (4/35)
People networked, interacted, and started learning from each other.
The creation of forced ecosystem fostered innovation in glass-making.
Essentially, Murano was world's first Silicon Valley. Rather Silica valley.(13/35)
There's now an invisible wall between people and their world. Stuff fictions were made of. (15/35)
The name rings a bell? (16/35)
People's literacy increased. Literate people started questioning the Church. Candle industry boomed to enable people read at nights. Edison and 22 others before him came up with patents to provide light for reading. (18/35)
But when words got printed, some realized that their eyes were unable to focus on words clearly.
This led to the discovery of Myopia in humans. (20/35)
People started experimenting. (22/35)
Leeuwenhoek observed lives of fleas and bacteria to create the science of microbiology.
Galileo created telescope.
Curiosity bit another guy named Hooke who observed cork under a microscope. (24/35)
He was the first to observe cells, as the basic building unit of organisms.
This helped in understanding human body and its metabolism in detail. (25/35)
There's more to this. (27/35)
We are tracing history here with glass being the protagonist! Who knows what other characters have interesting stories like these that we still don't know of! (32/35)
You can read his book 'How we got to now' or you can watch the summary of it here (summary itself runs for an hour!)
Perhaps in 100yrs, someone might write how this pandemic has created a humming bird effect in shaping 2120. (if the world survives till then!) (34/35)
Over and out. (35/35)