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Influential Technological Advancements Of The 20th Century

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The period of 20th century has been recognized and addressed as a period of political war, period of radical change and a period of rapid inventions which transformed the lifestyle of the whole world. The development and the growth in the field of accelerated scientific understanding, more efficient communication, speedy and better controlled transportation, changed the dynamics of the world and the people more than any time in the history of nations. The technological influences which emerged in this period, outshines the contributions of the industrial revolution. The multidimensional impact of this technological revolution touched every aspect of human life from electricity and automobile ...view middle of the document...

(Sanders, 1999) The most engaging aspect of the change is that most of the innovations which underwent revolutionary changes witnessed the gradual arrival of these changes, which swept in its wave the essential part of everyday life. People came to accept the inevitability f these technological changes and recorded this as the most dynamic and interesting aspect of the period.The advancement in the area of communication and information marks the dynamic arrival of telephones, advances in printing presses and typesetting, the typewriter, improvements in paper manufacture, movies, photography, the gramophone and the radio. All these individual innovations were combined to change the way the information was spread; and the effect of this was probably more forceful than the information revolution of the late 20th century in the field of computers and the internet connectivity. (Smil, 2005)The efficiency of people worldwide got enhanced as the result of computers, the labor cost went down impacting the economy, the distances got shortened and the world connection became more strong and efficient. This also impacted the political and the economic relations of the nations; this could be said as the chief mobilizing force behind the globalization and the global business trend. The nation's economy became interdependent on the economy of other nations.The influence of the technological advances which began with its infancy in the 19th century, took great flights in its phase of youth in the whole of 20th century affecting the different segments of society, country and world in one sweep where the revolution could...

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