Death rates were high
25% of new born children died before their first birthday and another 25% died before their 10th birthday
Not much food
Farming techniques were very poor, there for not much food was produced, and the food that was produced wasn't heavy and left people malnourished.
Little to no farming equipment
One of the only methods of farming the English had was having a large animal pull a wooden plow.
During the 1700's the Dutch and British started experimenting with some new farming technologies
Some of those innovations were:
More food was being produced which led to the population boom. Because there was a rise in population, more jobs were available in factories where new machinery were being deployed.
The factories produced more accessible products with lower prices
The factories produced more goods that made them more accessible and less expensive.
The agricultural revolution led to the production of more food
New farming techniques helped farmers produce more food. Everyone became healthier because they were eating better.
The population was growing too fast
England's infrastructure could not keep up with the sudden population boom.
Children were forced to work in the new factories
Children that worked in factories had to work long hours in hazardous conditions.
The Digital Age came amount by manufacturing striving to improve the quality and quantity of goods being produced.
Computerized manufacturing made it possible for businesses to meet their economic goals.
Technology builds upon itself...
Once one invention is invented, it evolves into something better. For example, phones used to be big and attached to the wall. Now, they are hand held, devices that you can use anywhere.
Wanted a less expensive way to produce goods
”I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
Neil Armstrong on looking back at the Earth from the Moon in July 1969.
Satisfying the human nature's need to explore
Throughout time, it's been human nature to explore the unknown and to discover other possible life forms.
A need for more resources
Space travel was responsible for many inventions from computers to tang. It would seem to reason that the same level of invention would continue.
Space travel would provide more job opportunities from the industries required to support space travel.
Space travel would allow us to have a deeper understanding about the natural world