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What is a technology that couldn't exist without calculus?

Like, a specific engineered artifact -- a bridge, a segway, a waterjet cutter -- that couldn't have come into being without calculus.

Not necessarily a hard question, just something I'm pondering for fun. Trying to get a better grasp on the real value of things like mathematics. (One thought I'm having is that if you were intuitive enough, you could engineer anything without explicit math/science. Say, if you started building small bridges as a kid, and by the time you were an adult you had gotten a good "feel" for it, and could do it without any book learning. So I'm thinking about whether math is truly necessary.)

But... that's kinda off the deep end :D. Let's keep it as "What is a technology that couldn't exist without calculus?"

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