Making the Modern World

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Overcoming limitations

Limitations of Space

(Space = Time if you have to move slowly)

Limitations of Time


Overcoming Space

Canals

The age of canals was short and canals don't look very impressive on the map, but they were a critical link in transportation history

Railroads

Effects of the Railroad


Technology and Lifestyle

Effects of Overcoming Space

Effects of Overcoming Time

(Only matters if it's yours)

The Impact of Lighting

Europe - Early 1800's

Lighting in America

Social Impact of Lighting


World War II

The First High-Tech War

Societal Changes

Lifestyle Changes


Much of Today's "High Tech" is an improvement on older "Low Tech" In many ways, the "Low Tech" advance was the real revolution

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Created 27 May 1997, Last Update 4 Jun 1997

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