[n. im-pakt; v. im-pakt]
1. the striking of one thing against another; forceful contact; collision: The impact of the colliding cars broke the windshield.
2. an impinging: the impact of light on the eye.
3. influence; effect: the impact of Einstein on modern physics.
4. an impacting; forcible impinging: the tremendous impact of the shot.
5. the force exerted by a new idea, concept, technology, or ideology: the impact of the industrial revolution.
A different perspective to consider.