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Great Transitions in Technology

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Society has had many great transitions in technology. Most have been forgotten, but some haven't. Some have been incredibly momentous to change everything. Here are the one's that I am most cognizant of.

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Hand Writing --> Typeset Report Abuse
This really is a major breakthrough and led the way for the Renaissance and great changes in communications. It allowed for mass production of books and allowed for the masses to start to be able to read. Without this transition, we would still live in a feudal society, with limited ability to transfer knowledge from generation to generation.
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Bronze Working --> Iron Working Report Abuse
This transition was another major change. Not only did it lead to improved weaponry, but it lead to improved farm implements which allowed for better farming, thus increased food production and increased population.
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Horse & Buggy --> Combustion Engine Report Abuse
This of course is a huge transition allowing for much faster travel. What would take days for travel, could now be measured in hours. This freed us so much and allowed for greater access to products and moving to new locations for jobs.
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Lighting: Candle --> Gas --> Electric Report Abuse
Indoor lighting has progressed amazingly. Candles were barely adequate and were dangerous and allowed for fires. Hard to read by as well. Then a brief time of gas lighting was available. Gas lights were easier to see by, but left soot around homes and were even more dangerous than candles in regards to fire. Finally, we shifted to electricity which has been a wonderful source of lighting. Easy to see by, only limited danger of fire and no sooty residue.
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Individually Made Items --> Assembly Line Report Abuse
The Assembly Line helped usher in much faster means of manufacturing thus being able to lower unit costs and meet the needs of a growing number of consumers. This was a huge change in thought.
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Sea Travel: Sail --> Coal Engine --> Oil/Diesel Engines Report Abuse
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Made by Human Hands --> Automation Report Abuse
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Radio --> Television Report Abuse
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Till planters --> No Till Planters Report Abuse
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Vacuum Tube --> Transistor Report Abuse
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Transistor --> Microchip Report Abuse
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Film --> VHS Report Abuse
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Propeller --> Jet Engine Report Abuse
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Analog --> Digital Report Abuse
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Vinyl Records --> Cassette Tape Report Abuse
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Wired Networking Technology --> Wireless Networking Technology Report Abuse
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VHS --> DVD Report Abuse
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Snail mail --> Email Report Abuse
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Cassette Tape --> CD Report Abuse
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DVD --> Hi Definition Video (Blu-Ray) Report Abuse
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Accidentally hit return and not permitted to delete my own items. ?? Will add another item.
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