Although history won’t remember back that far, you can imagine what the invention of the wheel must have done for our early ancestors by opening realms of opportunity in terms of farming, travel and trade.
However, the newly invented wheel on its own would be of very little use.
Yet, visionaries stepped in to adapt the wheel to other apparatuses, giving it purpose and value: Toss in another wheel, add an axle, and you’ve got a rudimentary cart. Hitch that to an animal and you’ve got locomotion. Throw in a gear and you can direct-drive more creations.