In 10,000 B.C.E. the Chinese developed the world's first civilization. This affected them greatly because once they charged from being nomads and settled in areas, they began farming. They were able to stop worrying about where to move next and their immediate needs, and could think about how to improve their farming, transportation, building, government, religious, and research techniques. This still affects us today because we have done exactly what they did, except technology has allows us to move at a faster pace. For example, I wouldn't have had the time to sit and type this paper if the Chinese, and other cultures hadn't changed their style of living from being nomads to settling in one place, where they could develop a stable economy and civilization could diversify so that people could think and develop new things instead of worrying about basic needs like finding enough food.
In 3,000 B.C.E.
the Sumerians (Mesopotamia) developed the world's first writing, cuneiform. This allowed them to post laws, write books to educate people, and let their Israelite POWs write down the Bible. This affected them because generally more educated people follow laws, if they know the laws. This continues to affect us today, because by establishing writing, people ad a way to communicate ideas to many people. Today, technology and computers provide a similar way to communicate, so that one person's ideas can be read by many. However without writing this would not be possible. We wouldn't be at school, computers, virtually everything, including freedom, if the Sumerians hadn't developed writing. I wouldn't be typing this report if the Sumerians hadn't developed the world's first form of writing.