Technology

History of Technology

  • Stone Age – The development of simple tools from wood or shards of rock and the discovery of fire, which provided a way to cook food and create heat and light, were technological developments which allowed people to accomplish tasks more easily and quickly.
  • Bronze Age – The evolving ability of man to work with metal gave the ability to form stronger tools, and the introduction of the wheel allowed people greater ability to travel and communicate.
  • Iron Age – The ability to work with harder metals than copper and tin, to smelt iron, and to be able to remove iron from ore allowed for rapid increases in weapons making, brought the development of tools that benefit civilization and gave greater ability to perform tasks, such as manufacturing and transportation.
  • Computers and the Internet – The ability to perform basic thinking processes much faster enables business, science and commerce to proceed much more efficiently.

echnology is the set of knowledge, skills, experience and techniques through which humans change, transform and use our environment in order to create tools, machines, products and services that meet our needs and desires.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Work From Home
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Work From Home

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Electric Cars
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Electric Cars

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalisation
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalisation

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mesh Network
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mesh Network

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Video Conferencing

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Networks
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Networks

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