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    The history of computing technology can be organized into four distinct generations, each defined by a distinct transformation in technological innovation. The first generation stretched from 1947-1957, and is identifiable by its use of vacuum tube technology. This generation transitioned into the second generation during the late 1950’s with the use of transistors. Subsequently in the 1960’s the third generation began, classified by its use of integrated circuits. The fourth generation of computers became prominent in the 1970’s with use of microprocessors, and some argue that 2016 computers continue to be part of this fourth generation of technology. Others, however, view modern technology as a part of a whole new fifth generation: classified…

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    machines and other technologies began in Britain in the 18th century, it brought with it huge advances in society. The Industrial Revolution kicked off the beginning to a forward movement of technology in our world that would not be slowed down. To put it in perspective: writing has been around for 200 generations, books have been around for 20 generations and computers have only been around for less than 2 generations (The Dangers of…). In the scheme of history, the speed of technological…

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    The United States has an extensive history part of which can be told through its technology. Inventions were continuously made to improve the lives of Americans. Though these inventions were created with positive intent they do have their negative effects as well. Two examples of these technologies are the cotton gin and the railroad. The cotton gin was invented in the year 1793 by Eli Whitney. Originally workers had to remove the seeds from cotton by hand which took a long time. This new…

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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…

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    changes. America’s population has increased dramatically during these years. America was able to invent many useful things such as the railroads which changed lives. American’s fought for their rights such as the right to vote. All of these changes that our founding fathers have made between these important years of American history sculptured our America today. America’s population was able to increase because of the immigration and slaves. In 1776 America had the population of…

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    In the book of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcafee; asked a question at the beginning of the book on what are the most important points in time of human development. Both authors argued that human progress brings technological advancements. In such case, the authors pointed out that the discovery and invention of the steam engine changed the course for humans. Both authors continued that we are now…

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    Science, Math, and Technology in Ancient China In the modern world, especially in The U.S., we often think that we are more advanced than other cultures through the ages. And while we may be more technologically advanced in terms of electronics and such, could we have built the pyramids, could we have built the colosseum, or could we have built Alexandria’s Lighthouse using the current technology of the day. I don’t think we could and this paper goes on to impress on you the humbling view that …

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    India Script Aya and Jad AYA The Industrial Revolution Summary The Industrial Revolution was a significant time in world history. It was marked as the change of time, labelled as a new era, and identified as the largest transformation to grace the planet. It began around the 18th century due to the fact that the British needed to make money. Great Britain was the nation to outset this because they had more advanced resources and technology than any other country at the time period.…

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    Britain's political environment, characterized by unprecedented stability, also helped industrialization. After the Glorious Revolution, Parliament exercised more freedom from the monarch, and the country was free from unrest. In comparison with other absolute monarchies, such as France, Britain's Parliament placed few restraints on the country's economy. Britain had an economy that was much less regulated than the economies of other countries. This allowed for factories and other entrepreneurs…

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    Industrial and Digital Revolution Throughout the history of the world there have been many revolutions that has defined and changed the world forever. A revolution can be defined as a turning point of a historical event at the time it was happening. Two of the most influenced revolution that has changed the face of the world are the Industrial and Digital Revolution. The Industrial Revolution which took place from eighteenth to early 20th Century, was fast development of machinery, and vast…

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