The human species’ use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery, or the discovery from the span of time before recorded history, of the ability to control fire by early humans, a turning point in the cultural aspect of human evolution that allowed humans to cook food and obtain warmth and protection, increased the available sources of food; and the invention of the wheel, a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axial bearing, helped in traveling in and controlling their environment.
Recent technological developments have lessened physical barriers to communication, or the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts messages or information, as by speech, visuals, signals writing or behavior, and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale. This includes: the printing press, a device for evenly printing ink onto a print medium (Substrate) such as paper or cloth; the telephone, colloquially referred to as a “phone,” a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sounds, usually the human voice; and the Internet, a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of users worldwide.
However, not all technology has been used of a peaceful purposes; the development of weapons, “arms, or “armaments,” are tools or instruments used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings—physical or mental—artificial structures, or systems, of ever-increasing destructive power has progressed throughout history: from clubs, the simplest of all weapons, to nuclear weapons, explosive devices that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion.