Technological Revolutions Hailey scott

Past: The industrial revolution


The revolution started when there was a decline in the death rate. The population grew rapidly because of advancements in farming causing people to be healthier.

As the population grew the demand for goods grew higher and higher triggering the progression of coal and steam power.

Since Britain had lots of money to invest they had lots of laborers to help make goods.

Technological developments

New machines were created with the new technology of steam power and coal power. With such a high demand of goods, machines such as the Spinning Jenny, water frames, and flying shuttle were invented to use in the first factory.

Spinning Jenny
Water frame
Steam boat
Steam engine

With the discovery of steam power came the steam engine which ran on burning coal to produce steam.

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization. Stephen gardiner

Since there were so many things being made in the factories, Britain needed a faster way for moving and delivering the goods thus creating canals, turn pikes, steam boats , and a new rail road.

Positive and negative effects

Since there were factories many jobs were created, transportation improved and less people were dying.

However the cities were overcrowded, they had children working in factories, there was also pollution from the many inventions.

The digital revolution


Cheaper mobile phone have impacted us in a big way. Having a cell phone has made it possible for us to contact someone in a matter of seconds. We have everything at our finger tips, the technology in phones is constantly advancing.

Since the internet came out in 1969, the devices we use to access the internet have changed drastically. We can access the internet from our phones, laptops, iPads, etc. The technology has very much improved making it easier for students to learn and get information faster.

Social media is very addicting, because you get to meet people from all around the world. You can see cool things, but because of that some people get too addicted to their phones and don't pay attention to what's going on around them.

Technological developments

Evolution of the iPhone

The first PC was invented in 1981, there have been many new releases since then. We have Windows PC's, MacBooks, etc.

When the first cell phone came out it was quite large and didn't have a screen. Nowadays almost all phones are touch screens with internet access. We have the ability to send a text and video call from our devices.

Social media has changed a lot over the years. The first site came out in 1997 and it only grew from there. We now have many different social media apps and sites.

Positives and negatives


The positives are it's easier to communicate, get info, and listen to music.

The negatives are it can be expensive, people are different in person than online, and you can get hacked.

Green Energy Revolution


The green energy revolution has yet to completely takeover however it has started. Over consumption and over population are a huge issue in the untied states

Meanwhile we waste energy nearly everyday by not turning stuff off such as lights and taking long showers.

However there are things we can't control when it comes to wasting resources and energy. Earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters ruin powerlines, cars and houses.

Technological Developments

Many advancements have been made towards a green environment. We have energy efficient products I.e. Light bulbs that use less energy. There is also preset lighting which determines how bright it needs to be on its surroundings.

Hydropower is used almost where ever there is a big river to create large quantities of energy. Although solar power and wind farms don't produce as much energy, it is still clean energy.

Positive and negative effects

There are many positive things that come from green energy, it's a low cost operation, we'd have a continual source of energy, and it will create lots of jobs.

However there are some negatives, you need large areas for the devices, there's a high development cost, and its not available everywhere

Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike. Frances Beinecke

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