Revolutions in Technohlogy By: Sydney

Past: The Industrial Revolution

Cause

A revolution in farming methods lead to a sharp increase in the population, and many people moving from the country to the city looking for work.
Meanwhile, we were just beginning to discover the secrets of coal power and iron production
And Britain had plenty of money to invest in new business and technology
Ask population continued to increase, demand for goods group, and suppliers need to find ways to produce more and more

Technological advances

A new understanding of coal power helped inventors to create the steam engine and a new type of iron that was cheap and dependable

Steam engine
Iron

Steam power and iron became the basis of machines during the Industrial Revolution

Steam power and iron were used to create the first railroad, which helped people get products from place to place much faster. Canals, steamboat and turnpikes also added to the transportation network.

Rail roads

Pros and cons

Pros

Not only were people able to produce more goods, goods were cheaper, transportation was better and there were more jobs

Cons

Poverty was a big issue along with child abuse and child labor, excruciating long hours and dangerous work conditions
The streets in the neighborhood of the mills are thronged with men and women and children flocking to their labor. ~ from "a working day" in labor and the poor in England and Wales

Present: The Digital Revolution

Causes

In 1969 the Internet was born helping millions of people access information and look up facts quickly.
Then Motorola produced it's first mobile phone in 1973. Helping people contact each other with ease.
Although social media didn't happen until later into the digital revolution, it's still helped it spring into action making people share their life online and inspiring others to do the same.

Technological advances

Apple products have been a huge part of the digital revolution. They not only produce iPhones, iPads, watches, and some incredible technology. They help us connect with each other in different ways.

Apple's iPhone 7

Google has also been a big part of technological advancements. Google helps you search quickly and especially for things you need to know, pictures you need to find and even recent news.

Someone searching on Google

Without Wi-Fi none of this would've been possible. Wi-Fi helps us connect to the Internet, most apps, and is a very large product that most people use.

Wi-Fi logo

Pros and cons

Pros

The digital revolution has provided several technologically advanced jobs, allows people to be easily filled in with what's going on in the world and also allows people to look up questions and pictures they want to know and see

Cons

The digital era isn't all that good though. A lot of people text and drive,which is very dangerous, some people are very unsociable and cyber bulling is a very dangerous issue
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. ~T.S. Eliot, about radio

Future: Unknown Technology

Causes

People often get bored of the same old thing, causing them to create and invent new items which could cause a new revolution
Technology already exist but scientist trying to adjust it can result in creating new and innovative Technology that can help produce a technological advancement.
Everyone is always looking for faster ways to do things. This will cause people to invent or re-create things to make them more efficient and faster.

Technological advances

Hoverboards would be an eco-friendly transportation device not only would it not run on gas saving the environment, but it would also be fun and creative

Hover board Proto type

Hologram phones would make for some awesome "face to face" conversations it takes an ordinary phone and makes it a lot more personal.

Robots already exist but with advancing technology soon they will be able to do everything from cooking to cleaning to possibly even helping you brush your teeth.

Helping robot Proto type

Pros and cons

Pros

You could travel anywhere with the speed of light, technology would obviously be way more efficient and better, and face-to-face interactions would be easier and more creative.

Cons

Not only would society be separated between people who can afford new technology and those who can't, people would get extremely greedy.
We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. ~Barack Obama

Credits:

Created with images by diddi4 - "barbecue charcoal grill" • FirmBee - "office freelancer computer" • tejasp - "wifi wireless device wi fi" • StartupStockPhotos - "office startup business" • reynaldodallin - "driving cellular by typing"

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