Britain was Wealthy
During the 1800s, when the industrial revolution was going on, Britain was very wealthy so they had a lot of money to invest into new inventions.
At this time in Britain's history, the population was booming. This meant more people to feed which meant production had to higher, so new farming technology was made to support the growing population.
The discovery of coal power and the use of coal power to make new and improved iron made the technological innovations easier to carry out.
Rivalry Between Countries
The United States wanted to get ahead in the technology game. Countries like Russia and China were competing with United States, the Digital Revolution gave the US a head start.
Wealth in the United States
In the United States, there are many wealthy people with money to spare. A lot of these people helped fund the innovations of the Digital Revolution.
A big cause for the recent digital advancements has been the need for improved medical equipment. The new tehcnology has made many feats in the medical field easier to accomplish.
Social media was created to make communication easier. Instead of sharing current happenings in your life individually with many people, social media allows you to share with everyone at once.
Human kind's curiosity of the unknown universe will lead to funding for new explorations.
With all of the new technology, hacking and identity theft is made much easier. In order to prevent this, new forms of privacy protection will be created.
As humans, we have the natural tendency to want more than we have. Something we desire is easier and faster travel. We will eventually create new ways of transportation.