Seven Wonders of the Modern World
A selection of seven modern wonders that could be said to be the wonders of the modern world.
In the ancient world there were seven great man-made structures that were considered to be the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The wonders of the modern world lie not so much in architecture and sculpture as they do in technology.
A list of seven modern wonders compiled after World War I included:
1. The radio.
2. The telephone.
3. The airplane.
5. Anesthetics and antitoxins.
6. Spectrum analysis.
7. X rays.
The list seems deficient. It fails to include the automobile, which revolutionized ways of living in the United States, and the techniques of mass production, which made modern industry possible. A list today would undoubtedly include television, atomic energy, and artificial satellites as modern wonders.
Other lists of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World also catalog man-made structures, like the ancient wonders list — such as the Panama Canal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Channel Tunnel between England and France, the Itaipu Dam in Brazil, and the North Sea Protection Works in the Netherlands — and some natural wonders as well, such as the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls and the Great Barrier Reef.
See Greece, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Mystic Gifts and Charms - New Age Gift Shop & Wicca and Pagan Supplies, Love Spells -- Use these powerful love spells to help you find and keep your true love, The Tarot Store, The Chakra Store, Divination & Scrying Tools and Supplies, Unique Amulets, Talismans, Good Luck Charms, and Love Tokens, Powerful Witch Doctor Spell Kits, Powerful Spells - Cast by Andreika the Witch, Webmasters Make $$$, AzureGreen - Celebrating All Paths to the Divine, ISIS - Tools for Your Soul's Journey, and The Pyramid Collection - Myth, Magick, Fantasy and Romance.
Sources: (1) Clayton, Peter and Price, Martin, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Routledge Publishers; (2) Gonzales, Doreen, Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Myreportlinks.com Press.
| || |