Discovery of electricity started back in 1746, when Benjamin Franklin discovered static electricity when he was out flying his kite in a storm, but the electricity we use today is different from what he discovered. This was the discovery that nature has energy that man can use and it consequently set in motions the many other inventions that are the after effects of discovery of electricity.
After the discovery of electricity, technology started to advance this is because the world had also started becoming industrialized and there was need for a form of energy that was strong enough to help in the increased volume of production of commodities. The production also has become quality as better equipment and machines that lead to standard commodities have been discovered as well. One of the most outstanding effects of discovery of electricity is lighting, this is because the world has become safer with lights. Electricity has improved the transport industry; this is because people can use electric trains that are very fast and efficient as compared to the coal powered trains (Butler, p74).
The communication world has also been greatly improved; this is because people can watch televisions and listen to music by plugging in their gadgets and using electricity. The portable electronics also require charging like the cell phones, laptops and ipads. All these devices are charged by the use of electricity and have changed how we communicate. This allows for easy movement of information from one person to another.
In the medical sector, use of electricity has assisted in saving lives. This is through the discovery of many types of equipment that are used in hospitals. The quality of services has been improved as people can be watched overnight without any problems: diagnosis can be made earlier before diseases get to advanced stages that are not curable (Butler, p155). A good example of these machines that are electrically powered is the x ray machine. Chemotherapy that leads to reduction in the cancer causing cell requires electricity. Baby incubators also require electricity to keep the baby warm enough till he can be able to face the environmental weather: better infant medical services have been established.
Butler, G. Jeremy, (2012), A History of Information Technology and Electricity, University of Arizona, New York