After weeks of debate, Krulwich realizes that old technology never really goes extinct — and most obscure inventions are still being made today.
Tools Never Die?
Tools Never Die
Krulwich didn't believe that every technology ever developed is still being made today. And thousands of suggestions later, he thinks he's found a few that have fallen through the cracks.
As our search for extinct tools continues, we examine your suggestions, and question: if a tool is modified over the years, is it different enough to be a new species?
Challenging the audience, Krulwich asked if anyone could name a tool, machine or human invention from any place, time or culture that is no longer being made today. Here are some of the responses.
Krulwich makes a bet he can find tools that have gone extinct — but it turns out old technology doesn't disappear like you'd think. Tools from centuries ago are still being made — and used, by more people than you'd think.