The silk road was made for trading. It was connected with all of the places. All the merchants would be able to travel on the silk road. Items like: silk, jewelry, and technology. They would usually travel the all the way to end of the road and then return back. The silk road also allowed ideas to spread. The Silk Road changed the world because it allowed ideas to spread and then they made advancements. Also the trading helped other civilization survive and last longer.