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Impact of Technology to Human Advancement

The central theme is how science and technology has influenced history of the modern period. Specifically, politics and government including the "isms," international organizations, democracy, settlement of dispute, transportation (steamships to trains to automotives to aircraft), communications (telegraph, radio, television, computers), family and social relations (role of women, family structure, education), and economics (economic arrangements, global economy).

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Choose one of the aforementioned areas that is of interest to you.

-write a short 3 page paper on how it was changed due to technological advances.

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Technology and Human Advancement

Introduction

It seems a broad topic to explore - the influence and effect of technology in human advancement. We can go back to the time of our most ancient ancestors and explore the technological advancements that led to the development of man from the Stone Age to man during the ancient days of early civilizations to the time of the antiquities (Greece and Rome), to the Middle Ages, the renaissance, Enlightenment and the Modern Age - the last centuries which led up to our Age - the Age of Digital Revolution. In our world we communicate to the furthest reaches of the planet instantly using the mobile phone and the internet. We talk in real time via digital video interface. We have access to satellite navigation systems to take us to places accurately, places, we have never been before. We go there using cars fuelled by electricity whose engines, as a by-product produce nothing but water. We have harnessed the wind and the waves to power cities, and now our laboratories have created life-form - cells whose genesis came from an understanding of how life formed and began using the ingredients our wisest scientists suppose started life - primordial elements and the creation of DNAs - the building blocks of life. It was decades ago that man travelled in Space, now we are discovering energy creation, DNA manipulation and wireless communications. In our wars we have moved from sticks to nuclear weapons, to EMPs and WMDs that can destroy us all. In all our civilization's achievements, it is important to remember that we stand on the foundations of civilizations past and our greatness, what we can do and achieve is due to the fact that we stand on the shoulder of giants - great men and women whose curiosity and need to understand, learn and create had led them to discoveries about the natural world that they have then applied to the simplest and most complicated problems that confront us as human beings, as residents of this planet, as social animals. But it is hard to pinpoint which technologies matter for human past shows innovation left and right that could. This paper picks innovations that the author believes is relevant and representative of the age it came from in the bigger context of things. The context chosen is family and relationships. No way though that this paper is conclusive and universal. What they fomented was change which led to development.

Communication and Social Relationships

Edison to Bell

In 1876, Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph, an early version of a copy machine and Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone. Being inventions, access to ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a 1,994-word narrative that traces technology and human advancement, discussing how science and technology influenced and shaped the history of the world we live in. It divides the historical trace between important periods from Edison to Bell, from the Phonograph to the Radio, from Radio to TV and from Analog to Digital technology to discuss how all these impacted social practices and human advancement. References are listed for further studies. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and digital use.

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