Essay on Technology's Impact on the Past, Present, and Future

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Technology has continually transformed the way the human race lives and interacts with one another. From learning how to better cultivate the land that allowed for hunters and foragers to settle and grow their population, to being able to send out a tweet to millions of people all over the world, technology has transformed human interactions and expectations. It has allowed for people to collaborate and work with others across the world in real time and allowed businesses the ability to globalize. This paper will explore the impact of technology on the human race before the 1800’s, and how it affects our modern society, and the possible implications on future generations. Technology allowed the human race to transform from …show more content…
As the years continued to progress, items such as the Greek’s analog computer, Leonardo da Vinci’s mechanical calculator, multiplication tables, and slide rules would improve upon the mathematical technology available. A notable event occurred in 1642 when Blaise Pascal created a calculator that utilized mechanical gears to perform the calculations. It was named the Arithmetic Machine and had the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers. Early technology allowed the early hunter-gatherers the ability to form cities, then nations, and eventually expand across the globe. Since the 1800’s, technology has rapidly developed that have completely changed the lives of the human race. Without technological advances in farming, it would be hard to provide food for the current world population. Without advanced mathematics, machinery, medicine, and biotech, many people would not have survived now uncommon illnesses such as typhoid, tetanus, small pox, and other diseases that were devastating. Advances in computers have allowed for the mapping of the human genome, safe clinical trials, and calculations that allowed us to land on the moon and return back home. Charles Babbage is known as “the father of the computer”,[1] with his work on mechanical computers. He created the difference engine to calculate

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