Cristopher Columbus: The Dangers Of Christopher Columbus

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“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 …show more content…
With that in mind, I believe Cristopher Columbus had a great need for a GPS because he was trying to get to Asia and ended up in the Americas, which would never have happened if he knew the distance, his location and the exact direction to go. During his expedition, he was unaware of America’s existence which is something he would have known to expect and prepare for if he had a GPS to guide him to his destination. A GPS would have also told him the estimated time and distance until arrival so he would know when he was in Asia and not America. Unlike with a map, Christopher Columbus would have known his exact location without guessing and would not have made multiple failed attempts to reach

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