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Tech Eras

- What is the difference between 'using, developing and owning the technology'?

- Some thinkers claim the world has experienced 4 major eras. They are:
- the agricultural era,
- the industrial era,
- the information era, and the,
- the biotechnology era.

List 3 or 4 technical innovations/products from each era. Also, from these which are the most prevalent, and why? Which are the most important?

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- What is the difference between 'using, developing and owning the technology'?
Using the technology means someone (some company) is using available technologies to perform jobs. These technologies could be:
a) Patented from someone else or some other company
b) Developed by the same person/company who is using it
c) Part of bought machinery which is applied at work.

Developing technology means someone or some company is in the process of creating a new technology.
Owning the technology means someone or some company has developed and patented the technology.

- Some thinkers claim the world has experienced 4 major eras. They are:
- the agricultural era,
- the industrial era,
- the information era, and the,
- the biotechnology era.
List 3 or 4 technical innovations/products from each era. Also, from these which are the most prevalent, and why? Which are the most important?

The agricultural era:
- Mechanization. Jethro Tull made the first advancements in ...

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The difference between 'using, developing and owning the technology' is explained.

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