Technological Advances Essay

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The definition of the word technology is “the use of science in industry, engineering, etc., to invent useful things or to solve problems”. Throughout history, there have been many technological advances. They were created to make people’s lives easier or, as the definition states, to solve problems. I am going to describe the most important technological advances made in the pre-modern and modern eras (1450-present). I will also explain how technological advances changed society for better or worse and what long-range effects they had on the world. The first technological advancement I am going to talk about is the printing press. The printing press was invented in 1450 by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. It spread rapidly throughout Europe and many other people were coming up with their own versions of it. The printing press was a very important technological advancement because it helped people become more literate. “Technical knowledge could now be …show more content…
Textile production occurred during the first Industrial Revolution between 1760 and 1840. One of the main reasons textile production was made possible was because of the invention of the Spinning Jenny, which was a machine that could spin cotton to make thread. Before industrialization, all of this was done in the home by hand and once the Spinning Jenny was invented, it was too big for the home so they put them in factories. The Spinning Jenny was created in 1764 by James Hargraves. This new technology allowed consumers to benefit from a greater variety of goods but at a lower cost. Once one invention is made then, as always, it needs to be worked on to make it more efficient or advanced. That is why Edmund Cartwright made and patented the first power loom in 1785. At first, the power loom could only weave plain textiles but eventually with a little more power given to them, they could manufacture all types of

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