Christopher Columbus : The Age Of Discovery Essay

760 Words Sep 30th, 2016 4 Pages
“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination” a quote by Christopher Columbus explains how he felt after his technology failed him by leading him in the Americas and not Asia according to his plan. Christopher Columbus took part in the "Age of Discovery", which was a time during the 15th and 16th century when European leaders, starting with Portugal, sponsored the expeditions to undiscovered land in hopes of expanding their wealth and land. Christopher Columbus believed he could reach Asia by sailing across the Atlantic instead, his idea received the sponsorship and he began his journey on August 3, 1492. Christopher Columbus used many forms of technology such as maps, charts and magnetic compasses on his journeys to know where he was he also used sand glasses to keep track of time. Although he used these tools there are modern technologies today that would have been a great benefit to him and his crew. Today 's technology is advanced and will only continue to do so, however, I believe that a Global Positioning System (GPS), modern medicine, and a gas powered boat would have been the most beneficial to Christopher Columbus. In today 's society, most people have some type of GPS, either in their car or on their phone, and in all honestly if you asked many of them to use a map, they would be confused on how to read it or become lost quickly. With that in mind, I believe Cristopher Columbus had a great need…

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