7 tech inventions we can’t believe people actually lived without

From GPS to microwaves to vacuums, we sure are glad someone had the ingenuity (and time) to think up these handy items.

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Digital camera

Unless you're a relic of a bygone era, you're probably not using film and darkrooms anymore. In fact, you might not even be using a separate camera anymore – many people rely on their phones to take pictures nowadays. And that's all because of one man. In the offices of Eastman Kodak, in 1975, 24-year-old Brooklyn-born engineer Steven Sasson fashioned a camera using a charge-coupled device image sensor. Just think: Without that pivotal moment, we'd all still be waiting in line at the drug store to get our prints developed.

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