Revolutions In technology By: Marlee Adams

Part 1: The Industrial Revolution

Causes

The Agricultural Revolution began the Industrial Revolution. There was a need for better farming technologies. Eventually, this sparked the enclosure movement (pictured).

The agricultural revolution allowed for healthier food to be produced in larger quantities. This lowered the death rates and created a population explosion.

New technology allowed for better coal and iron production. The higher quality of coal allowed for higher quality in machines that were built during the Industrial Revolution.

So, why did it happen in Britain? There were plenty of unemployed laborers, lots of new technology, and most importantly Britain was extremely wealthy at the time.

AdVancements

Steam engines were part of the transportation revolution. They were coal powered and allowed for people to go further much faster. In addition to steam engines, steam boats were also very helpful inventions.

Machines such as Spinning Jennys allowed for factories to function. Many workers would spin thread while others used a different machine to weave cloth. Without these machines textile productions would've been much slower.

One final innovation in the Industrial Revolution was farming technology. Things such as farming journals, crop rotations, and seed drills (pictured) were created which led to the population explosion.

Positive & Negative impacts

Pros of the Industrial Revolution: Less death, economic prosperity, new inventions, and more jobs.

Cons of the Industrial Revolution: disease, dangerous working conditions, long shifts, and child labor- among other things.

When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes -John Boyd Orr

Part 2: the technological revolution

Causes

The beginning of the technological revolution is a controversial topic. Some people think it may be the birth of the internet in 1969, while others argue for the first mobile phone in 1973, or even the first iPad in 2010.

However, people can agree that liberalization, the rollout of broadband access, cheap mobile phones, cloud computing, and social media played a part in the revolution.

Throughout this revolution, every new device lead to the demand for another, faster and more user friendly one. This lead to rapid development of devices.

Advancements

From smart phones, to computers, to social media, to wifi there were many technological advancements during the digital revolution.

Positive & negative impacts

Pros of the digital revolution are abundant. Communication became much easier, writing papers became more convenient, information spreads faster, and resources (such as paper) are preserved.

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even printing -Douglas Engelbart

Negative effects of the digital revolution are distractions, expensive technology, and cyber bulling. Many people are constantly engrossed in their technology, which most likely costed them hundreds of dollars. Also, social media has created a whole new platform for cyber bullying.

Part 3:Robotics Revolution

Causes

The artificial intelligence/robotics revolution will be caused by a few major factors. Firstly, businesses want to pay their workers less for longer hours. You don't have to pay robots and they can work 24/7. Also, society is growing and so there is a demand for more resources. Finally, all the media attention about robotics has caused more interest for it.

AdVancements

From the artificial intelligence revolution society has already gained speech recognition devices, virtual customer service agents, and intelligent prosthetics.

Positive & Negative Impacts

The artificial intelligence revolution will make life much more efficient. Businesses will make more profit, less people will die in dangerous jobs, and there will be more safety from disasters due to innovative robotic technology.

The aftermath of an earthquake.

However, there will be negative affects of the of the robotics revolution. The unemployment rates will skyrocket due to robots taking over many jobs. As a result of this, there will be more poverty. Finally, there is a legitimate fear of artificial intelligence taking over society because knowledge leads to power.

Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, as are robots whose facial expressions can elicit empathy and make your mirror neurons quiver -Diane Ackerman
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Marlee Adams
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