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