Revolutions in Technology By: joyce emmy

Past: The Industrial Revolution

What Caused the Industrial Revolution?

The Enclosure Movement kicked peasants off their land. It was taken over and they were forced to leave to the bigger cities in search of work.

Britain was very wealthy and has lots of resources such as large supplies of coal, iron and labor. They had wealth to invest into shipping, mines, railroads and factories.

Britain's population rose from 5 million to 9 million between 1700&1800. The population growth led to a major need for work.

What were some advancements that came out of the industrial revolution?

Farm journals were a big advancement that helped farmers with techniques on farming. A farmer that specialized in a specific plant would write his techniques and steps on how to plant it perfectly. Other farmers would then go and look at the journal and take notes on how to farm it.

The seed drill was a machine made to put the seeds in the soil without having to do it by hand which saved lots of time. The machine also evenly separated them away from each other for good growth

The Flying shuttle, Spinning Jenny and Waterframe were all machines that helped weave and thread cloth which was very impactful with the "Putting out system".

What were some positive impacts of the industrial revolution?

Population growth led to agricultural advancements that helped reduce the amount of famine and helped people become healthier

More jobs helped with all the peasants that needed work after being kicked out of their lands

The first major railroad that opened in 1830 from Liverpool to Manchester. Railroads boomed after that

What were some negative impacts of the industrial revolution?

There were long working hours that varied from 12-16 hours.

There were very dangerous working conditions with the machines and many people lost fingers and toes

It was very hard to breathe in the factory because of all the pollution and dust from the cotton

"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time." -Grace Abbott

Present: The Digital Revolution

What were the causes of the digital revolution?

A cause of the digital revolution was rivalry between countries. Every country wants to be the most successful technologically so they would always try and be the best one. Like wanting to be the first country to reach the moon

There was a lot of rich people that had money to invest into technology and help advance it

Many people were curious about what technology could do and wanted to know more. That's how things like Myspace and other websites were created.

What were some technological advancements from the digital revolution?

The cell phone has advanced into something so big. We need now call anyone we want to talk to anywhere in the world with a click of a button. We even have the option of video chatting with them and actually getting to see their face.

Social media is a huge innovation in our everyday lives. We can post a picture of ourselves, share political views, and even share music on it and someone anywhere in the world can see it and share it with others.

Online shopping is also another huge advancement. You can go onto the internet and buy just about anything possible at the click of a button. We even have the option of having things mailed to our houses in days with how fast shipping can be these days.

What are the positives of the digital revolution?

With GPS, you never really have to know where a place is to go there. Using maps isn't necessary anymore because all you need to do it in an address and your GPS will take you there.

Calling, texting, and video chatting help majorly with things like work, keeping in touch with friends and even just letting your parents know where you are.

Social media is a huge way for political candidates to share their views which is much easier than it used to be.

What are some negative impacts of the digital revolution?

Cyber bullying has been a huge problem the past couple years. It can cause depression and has even led to many suicides

Now that technology is so advanced. Many people have lost their jobs because companies would have a machine do a job rather than paying a working human to do it

Many people invest important things of their life into technology and technology isn't always reliable so when things like the stock crash of 2008 happened, it ruined many people's lives.

"There are a lot of pros and cons about social media; it's just how you choose to handle it and how you have to be prepared for the negatives as well." -Aubrey Peeples

Future: The Scientific Technology Revolution

What are some causes of the future revolution?

Finding out how to live on Mars and start a civilization there.

Wealthy people that have money to invest into research for things like a cure for cancer and other diseases

Pollution could be a big cause for what might happen in the future revolution. It's a big problem as of right now and if we don't find a way to fix it, it could end bad for the planet.

What are some advancements that could come out of the future revolution?

Research for things like stem cells to find cures for diseases are going on and could soon be cured in the future. Diseases like cancer could be cured easily with medication and be simple to get rid of.

Humans could possibly find a way to be able to live on other planets like Mars. Research and studies are already going on and NASA is even trying to send a few people out there.

Robots could become something very normal. Robots could be in the workplace with humans and could live a life just as a human would.

What are some positives about the future revolution?

We could possibly find a cure for deadly diseases like cancer and save many lives

Teleportation could help with pollution because less people would have to drive cars and could just teleport to where they needed to go.

Solar panels could be perfected and help with the environment tremendously and will also save people a ton of money

What are some negatives of the future revolution?

AI and robots could become so intelligent that they could find a way to outsmart humans and take over everything.

The Mars civilaztion could work out well at first, but then ending up horribly and killing everyone that went out to live there.

Technology isn't always reliable and advancements like teleportation could glitch and end up sending you places you didn't mean to go

"Pretty soon we'll have robots in our society, you're going to have a lot of automated processes that used to be done by people - this is happening. Society and technology is changing so fast, and the impact of the change on society and technology is global, not local." -Jose Padilha

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