I agree that the steam engine was the greatest invention of the Industrial Revolution. Without it production and delivery of good and services would not have accelerated. It powered machines that make work faster and did tasks that ordinary laborers could not. It increased production and with came the rise of factories. Apart from production, new forms of transportation such as ships and trains made it possible for goods and services to travel faster and reach more people. It was versatile machines that helped mechanized society and paved the way better technology that we now enjoy today.
Do you agree or disagree with the statement that the steam engine was the greatest invention of the Industrial Revolution? Why?