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


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


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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