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What is Technology?
The history of technology goes as far back as the first invention of steam engine and
when humans were first given a working-class tool to manipulate raw materials, such as
coal and stone. When people started making machines such as the wheel and windmill,
the knowledge they acquired on how to make it was not only for themselves but also for
others. The beginning of transportation and communications, for example the telephone,
changed over time but the basic concept of moving from one place to another has
remained the same throughout human history, if not more, than any other development in
our modern world. As with all things in this world, there are many differences across the
globe and not everyone is as fortunate as you or I to have been able to live life in a world
that would allow us to explore it. This fact is true even though we live in an increasingly
globalized and interconnected world. The best way I could imagine it is what I call
“disintermediation”. Disintermediating the flow of information around you with the help
of various technologies like phones, email, social networks, computers and the Internet.
Technology can be defined by different definitions depending on your perspective
however generally speaking the definition we use states that technologies are the
processes through which ideas become objects that take place in real-world. It also states
that these processes are performed by different types of devices in different ways
depending on their capabilities. With the rise of new technologies such as IoT, artificial
intelligence and machine learning, it brings into question the role of technology in
business and especially in today's fast changing environment. In my opinion, technology
will definitely change in the future and for a better or worse economy may be as
important to stay ahead of the game that no longer exists. In this article, we will look at
three types of technological evolution that have taken place throughout history. These are
changes in technology that occurred during industrial revolution, changes in technology
that began during consumer electronics era and then later continued on during the digital
age. The Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution was one of the most significant
events in human history that resulted in the production of millions of units of goods
through machines and other physical processes. During this period humans were forced
to work in factories where large amounts of raw material were needed and which
provided the necessary ingredients for the finished products that people were creating. In
this modern world, humans have created tools that enable them to meet various needs by
using modern machines that carry out complex tasks. Industrialization brought about
several changes in society and society. One major one is industrialization which brought
about improvements in everyday lives. People now had the freedom to choose whatever
type of product they wanted to manufacture and at one point they were producing
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anything and everything just on a small scale of production. In this time humans were
using different tools for specific purposes. They were making paper with wood blocks,
steel, copper and textile materials and animals. Humans were collecting timber, clay,
sand and other minerals from the earth and transporting them to factories where they
were used to process these materials with minimal labor. Water from rivers was used to
grow plants and humans were engaged in the building of dams, roads and bridges and so
much more. The biggest shift from this era was the mechanized production process of
plants and tools which took place in the late 1800s. The main feature of mechanizing the
production process of people was that they were able to produce new items such as
rubber, cement, leather, glass and metal. Since then, the quality of manufacturing
increased because people realized that the production of these items were more efficient
and faster. Another important development that takes place today is the improvement of
supply chain management systems. Before mechanization took over, the raw materials
used in production were often limited so that the process of production of industrial
goods was slow and expensive and thus very difficult to scale up. Nowadays, thanks to
automation, we are able to reduce production costs, process quicker and do things more
efficiently. The Consumer Electronics Era Consumer electronics had its beginnings in
1939 but was started five years after. It started in 1940 but the market was already
flooded before the start of World War II. During the year 1960, almost every family
owned a television. By 1980, almost everybody had a TV set except for those living in
the countryside, in big cities and in remote villages. The television was considered a
necessity because it meant something to someone and they could play games, watch
movies, communicate with friends online and read books. But as this trend continued,
other devices like televisions and radios were introduced. Most people took advantage of
electronic gadgets in this era. While others were watching movies, others were playing
audio music. At first, the computer was also used for playing games and doing other
computer related tasks. However, this period gave birth to the mobile phone and allowed
communication between people around the world. With the introduction of smartphones,
some of the earliest apps and programs such as Tunes, Radio Player, GPRS etc. came to
existence. The digital age took over the industry. A single smartphone produced at the
beginning of 1990s changed the world forever. Apple, Sony, LG, Huawei, Motorola,
Philips, Samsung, Toshiba and Intel became the famous manufacturers and innovators
who dominated the market. Thanks to the digitalization of the world, there was no need
for multiple dealers anymore and stores were closed down. Digital phones had replaced
the printed ones which saved money. Companies like Nokia and BlackBerry made digital
phones like Nokia S40 and Blackberry Z8. And then the iPod came which made the
cellphones lighter and more useful. In the early 21st century, we saw the rise of smart
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cities and mobile applications but still we saw the emergence of data analytics in many
companies and industries. For example, Amazon uses data mining algorithms and
predictive modelling tools to determine customer satisfaction rates and other valuable
indicators of success. We see constant innovation going on in different areas from cloud
computing technology, the Internet of Things, robotics and autonomous driving, drones
and artificial intelligence. To conclude, the journey of humanity takes a long route from
start of the industrial revolution till the present day where new technologies provide
solutions and services which makes people’s lives easier

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What is Technology? The history of technology goes as far back as the first invention of steam engine and when humans were first given a working-class tool to manipulate raw materials, such as coal and stone. When people started making machines such as the wheel and windmill, the knowledge they acquired on how to make it was not only for themselves but also for others. The beginning of transportation and communications, for example the telephone, changed over time but the basic concept of moving from one place to another has remained the same throughout human history, if not more, than any other development in our modern world. As with all things in this world, there are many differences across the globe and not everyone is as fortunate as you or I to have been able to live life in a world that would allow us to explore it. This fact is true even though we live in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. The best way I could imagine it is what I call “disintermediation”. Disintermediating the flow of information around you with the help of various technologies like phones, email, social networks, computers and the Internet. Technology can be defined by different definitions depending on your perspective however generally speaking the definition we use states that technologies are the processes through which ideas become objects that take place in real-world. It also states that these processes are performed by different types of devices in different ways depending on their capabilities. With the rise of new technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning, it brings into question the role of technology in business and especially in today's fast changing environment. In my opinion, technology will definitely change in the future and for a better or worse economy may be as important to stay ahead of the game that no longer exists. In this article, we will look at three types of technological evolution that have taken place throughout history. These are changes in technology that occurred during industrial revolution, changes in technology that began during consumer electronics era and then later continued on during the digital age. The Industrial Revolution The industrial revolution was one of the most significant events in human history that resulted in the production of millions of units of goods through machines and other physical processes. During this period humans were forced to work in factories where large amounts of raw material were needed and which provided the necessary ingredients for the finished products that people were creating. In this modern world, humans have created tools that enable them to meet various needs by using modern machines that carry out complex tasks. Industrialization brought about several changes in society and society. One major one is industrialization which brought about improvements in everyday lives. People now had the freedom to choose whatever type of product they wanted to manufacture and at one point they were producing anything and everything just on a small scale of production. In this time humans were using different tools for specific purposes. They were making paper with wood blocks, steel, copper and textile materials and animals. Humans were collecting timber, clay, sand and other minerals from the earth and transporting them to factories where they were used to process these materials with minimal labor. Water from rivers was used to grow plants and humans were engaged in the building of dams, roads and bridges and so much more. The biggest shift from this era was the mechanized production process of plants and tools which took place in the late 1800s. The main feature of mechanizing the production process of people was that they were able to produce new items such as rubber, cement, leather, glass and metal. Since then, the quality of manufacturing increased because people realized that the production of these items were more efficient and faster. Another important development that takes place today is the improvement of supply chain management systems. Before mechanization took over, the raw materials used in production were often limited so that the process of production of industrial goods was slow and expensive and thus very difficult to scale up. Nowadays, thanks to automation, we are able to reduce production costs, process quicker and do things more efficiently. The Consumer Electronics Era Consumer electronics had its beginnings in 1939 but was started five years after. It started in 1940 but the market was already flooded before the start of World War II. During the year 1960, almost every family owned a television. By 1980, almost everybody had a TV set except for those living in the countryside, in big cities and in remote villages. The television was considered a necessity because it meant something to someone and they could play games, watch movies, communicate with friends online and read books. But as this trend continued, other devices like televisions and radios were introduced. Most people took advantage of electronic gadgets in this era. While others were watching movies, others were playing audio music. At first, the computer was also used for playing games and doing other computer related tasks. However, this period gave birth to the mobile phone and allowed communication between people around the world. With the introduction of smartphones, some of the earliest apps and programs such as Tunes, Radio Player, GPRS etc. came to existence. The digital age took over the industry. A single smartphone produced at the beginning of 1990s changed the world forever. Apple, Sony, LG, Huawei, Motorola, Philips, Samsung, Toshiba and Intel became the famous manufacturers and innovators who dominated the market. Thanks to the digitalization of the world, there was no need for multiple dealers anymore and stores were closed down. Digital phones had replaced the printed ones which saved money. Companies like Nokia and BlackBerry made digital phones like Nokia S40 and Blackberry Z8. And then the iPod came which made the cellphones lighter and more useful. In the early 21st century, we saw the rise of smart cities and mobile applications but still we saw the emergence of data analytics in many companies and industries. For example, Amazon uses data mining algorithms and predictive modelling tools to determine customer satisfaction rates and other valuable indicators of success. We see constant innovation going on in different areas from cloud computing technology, the Internet of Things, robotics and autonomous driving, drones and artificial intelligence. To conclude, the journey of humanity takes a long route from start of the industrial revolution till the present day where new technologies provide solutions and services which makes people’s lives easier Name: Description: ...
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