This proverb-Necessity is the mother of invention – means that a pressing need goads a man to finding a way to meet it. History is full of many examples to illustrate and prove the truth in the saying.
We all know that the amazing advancement that science and technology have made was during the Second World War. Then the need for certain weapons and certain systems could not be denied. And so we had atom bombs and other nuclear devices created just after or during the war.
The need to communicate with his fellow men led to the discovery of language and the necessity of spreading news and knowledge more widely led to the invention of writing and printing. The necessity of travelling and carrying heavy burden led to the invention of the wheel.
Thus man’s inventions are countless. But behind each invention, we invariably find a pressing necessity, a dire need. The origin of invention is always a necessity. It is the necessity which is the driving force behind all human progress.