LAS432 Technology and Social Change

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LAS432 Technology and Social Change
Many of our digital technology tools involve communication for personal and for business reasons…

 

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LAS432 Technology and Social Change

LAS432 Technology and Social Change

Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts 38 Pages 

In what way or ways is the current knowledge revolution a child of the Industrial Revolution? Is this a new revolution or simply an extension of the 18th-century revolution? Given the history, is it perhaps more appropriate to call the current revolution a communications revolution? Many of our digital technology tools involve communication for personal and for business reasons.  Do you think that this trend will continue into the next technology revolution?

As to being a child of the industrial revolution: It sure is. The technology we use would not be possible without the industrial revolution. Producing a mobile of a computer requires a lot of technological knowledge – form mining for the Rare earth elements alone (okay let’s face it even the knowledge that they exist) would not be possible without the industrial revolution. The same is for all the power it needs to actually run the internet and other stuff…