First Industrial Revolution 1784 marked the beginning of the First Industrial Revolution, which introduced the use of steam, water, and mechanical production equipment. This transition allowed for the more efficient production processes in manufacturing. The textile industry was the dominating player during this time period, however, almost every industry was improved during this time. The [...]
Or, again, consider how the rapid development of computers beginning in the 1950s, catalyzed by DOD, led to the demand for new types of theories and knowledge about how to acquire, store, and process digital information — a new science for a new technology. Thirty years later, computer scientists were probing phenomena in a rapidly developing technological realm that had never existed before — cyberspace and the World Wide Web — and were asking questions that could never have been imagined, let alone answered, before. The National Science Foundation funded basic research into this new, technology-created realm, including grants to two graduate students in computer science at Stanford University who wanted to understand how best to navigate the novel and expanding landscape of digital information. They published their results in the 1998 article “.” The abstract begins: “In this paper, we present Google ...” — the web-search protocol that led to the corporate empire whose technologies are today woven into the fabric of daily life, and whose economic and social influence is every bit as powerful as the great railroad, steel, automobile, and telecommunications corporations of previous technological revolutions. Technology led; science followed.
And as the Industrial Revolution came to link technological innovation to historically unprecedented economic growth, scientists began to make many important contributions to fundamental knowledge by studying phenomena whose existence was brought to light only because of the new technologies of an industrializing world. Efforts to improve the performance of steam engines, wine manufacturing, steel-making, and telephone communication — to name just a few — guided much scientific inquiry, and, in some cases led to entirely new fields of basic research, such as thermodynamics, bacteriology, and radio astronomy. New technologies also provided discipline and focus for areas of fundamental science that had been progressing slowly, as vaccines did for immunology and airplanes did for theoretical aerodynamics.
or much of human history, technology advanced through craftsmanship and trial-and-error tinkering, with little theoretical understanding. The systematic study of nature — what we today call science — was a distinct domain, making little or no contribution to technological development. Yet technology has contributed in obvious ways to scientific advance for centuries, as practical tools such as lenses, compasses, and clocks allowed scientists to study nature with ever greater accuracy and resolution. The relationship only started to swing both ways, with science contributing to technological advancement as well as benefiting from it, in the nineteenth century as, for example, organic chemistry both emerged from and found application in the German dye-making industry.
There have been few major advances in breast cancer treatment since then, but one of the most promising — a targeted therapy called palbociclib — was funded by the same DOD program and was approved by the FDA in 2015 after successful clinical trials. Despite the objections of scientists advising the program, patient-advocates also pushed DOD to ramp up funding for immunological approaches to curing breast cancer, including support for vaccine research too unconventional to be supported by either NCI or the pharmaceutical industry.
The industrial revolution changed our lives in so many ways. We are going to discover some of the people who were responsible for the industrial revolution, The inventions and innovations they created, and discover how they changed the way we live.
The role of government today in regulating industry is geared more towards protecting the worker. Back in the early days of the industrial revolution the opposite was the norm. Life for people who worked in factories and mills often had despicable wages and working conditions. Workers finally had to ban together to improve their wages and working conditions and this often resulted in violent confrontations. Some of these issues still exist today. Some may argue the industrial revolution is still happening, but is it?
What type of major innovation or social change do you think would have the same effect today as the Industrial Revolution did?
Take what you have learned about the past and look to the future!History is a never-ending experience.I hope you had fun and learned a lot through this Webquest, thanks for joining me!
Over the years, as technology has continued to advance, we see things that had origins in the Industrial Revolution such as telephones, petrol engines, cameras, and modern science.
Thanks to the Industrial revolution, we have the opportunity to enjoy many luxuries today.
Second Industrial Revolution
The 'first Industrial Revolution started 1760-1850(ish)
It is considered to have begun around the time of the introduction of Bessemer steel in the 1850's and continued into the 20th century
What were the affects of the Industrial Revolution?
Laws were eventually created to get better working conditions for children, including laws limiting the amount of hours and the ages of the children.
Before the days of electricity, automobiles, radio, television and computers people worked with their hands and their muscle to accomplish the simplest of tasks. For example, a trip from New York to San Francisco in 1800 could take 3 months traveling by horseback, or whatever conveyance you could find. By 1900, that trip would take you about 3 weeks. in 2010 that same trip takes about 5 hours in an airplane, or 5 days in a car. Making a meal today can be as simple as popping a frozen dinner in the microwave, but in 1850 no one had electricity in their homes, much less a freezer. This rapid advance in quality of life and buildup of infrastructure started with the industrial revolution.
Different forms of economic systems were also created as a result of industrialization, which include capitalism and communism.
With new advancements in technology, medicine, and transportation, Britain and other developed countries were able to colonize other places in the world.
European nations colonized around the world for many different reasons: plentiful resources, promises of land, and economic interest; as well as an obligation to share their medicine, law, technology, and religion.
What was the most significant part of the Industrial Revolution?