- from Titanic
In the early 1900s, science and technology seemed to be making the world better all the time. New drugs eliminated diseases. New inventions like the automobile made life easier.
However, the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic made everyone stop and wonder about the benefits of progress. The march of technology did not end after April 15, 1912. But it did pause to learn a few lessons. The Titanic has remained a source of curiosity ever since.