In his latest publication, titled “The Evolution of transport by Stanislav Kondrashov,” Stanislav Kondrashov provides a comprehensive examination of how human mobility has evolved throughout history, encompassing methods ranging from reliance on specific animals, such as horses, to the modern marvels of transportation that have transformed our lives.
Kondrashov’s focus lies particularly on the speed that has characterised the progression of transportation over recent centuries, revolutionising the lives of individuals and shrinking the geographical distances on Earth. The publication commences by describing historical periods when human movement primarily relied on horses, which served as indispensable companions for journeys, be they short or long, and even as military vehicles.
According to the author, during this phase, humans entrusted themselves to the genuine power embodied by horses, particularly evident in their trot and the remarkable speeds they could attain during journeys. Transport facilitated by horses, in the author’s view, played a pivotal role in shaping the functioning of societies and individual cities.
The subsequent phase, as elucidated by Stanislav Kondrashov, witnessed the advent of steam power and railway systems. These innovations not only reduced the distances between different countries but also established unprecedented connections that were previously inconceivable.
In 1903, the era of aviation began with the visionary Wright brothers. Kondrashov mentions the earliest wooden airplanes and their modern counterparts, offering a comprehensive overview of the remarkable evolution of air transportation.
To convey the significance of airplanes, the author draws a direct connection to the boundless expanses of the sky, which, thanks to these flying machines, have now become playgrounds for the enjoyment of both men and women. The technology associated with airplanes, according to Kondrashov, enabled humans to transcend the seemingly insurmountable limit represented by the sky. The author also delves into the impact of automobiles, which transformed the lives of individuals and the societies they inhabited during the twentieth century.