Revolutions in technology By:Nathan Rush

The industrial Revolution

Causes: Three causes of the industrial revolution were: improvements in agriculture, the monopolizing of agriculture which forced people into cities, and also at the time Britain was rich and had enough money to invest in technologies.

Technological developments: Three technological developments of the industrial revolution were: the steam engine which vastly improved transportation, coal which was useful for refined iron and steam engines, and refined iron that was cheaper and stronger.

Pros: Some postive effects of the industrial revolution were that it caused : lower prices for goods, an increase in food, and an overall increase in life expectancy.

Cons: While there were many positive effects of the industrial revolution there were also many downsides too, here are three of them: there was an increase in pollution, child labor became much more common, and disease became rampant.

Quote:"The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization."- Stephen Gardiner

The digital revolution

Causes: Three causes of the digital age were: a desire for more efficient communication, the need for better storage/processing, and also the desire to make buying and selling much more conviene the.

Technological developments: Some technological developments of the digital revolution were/are: mobile cellphones which made communicating much easier, the internet which allowed people easier research and the capability to share things with a large network of people, and home computers that made it so people had the internet at their fingertips constantly..

Pros: Some positive effects of the digital age were/are: Easier research, more convienent communication, and more efficient organization.

Cons: While the positive age has affected us in many positive ways here are some ways in which it has been troublesome: It has caused a decrease in privacy, it has made it so monetary fraud much easier, and now more and more people are becoming addicted to their devices and/or the internet.

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

The Eugenic (genetic) revolution

Causes: Three things that could kickstart the genetic revolution are: the adaption and evolution of diseases, a need to more efficiently grow crops and raise livestock, and the desire to modify the human body.

Technological developments: Some technology that could possibly be spawned by the genetic age are: Cures for genetic diseases which are currently practically incurable, modified bacteria used for tasks such as cleaning oil, and new biological weapons which work automatically and without collateral damage.

Pros: Some positive effects of the genetic revolution could potentially be: the development of effective ways to cure genetic diseases, the ability to recreate extinct species, and to find better ways to handle diseases in general.

Cons: Some negative parts of the Eugenic revolution could be: Even deadlier weapons (Bio weapons), the evolution of diseases, and the potential for people to control other's minds and bodies through genetic control.

Quote:"Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too."-Hideo Kojima

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