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How the compass unlocked the world | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

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Published on Jan 7, 2020

“Everything that we think of as world history would not have taken place without the compass.” Science curator David Biello explains how the device changed our relationship to the world.

Small Thing Big Idea, a TED original series, celebrates the lasting genius of everyday objects so perfectly designed that they changed the world around them. (Made possible with the support of The North Face)

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