Tech Stop is Bob Bruen's syndicated technology column. Tech Stop addresses
the problems of technology in society. The topics vary widely, but they
are all concerned with the ethical, legal and social implications of the
Digital Revolution. True revolutions are few and far between, outside of
poliical revolutions. Humanity has passed through the Agrarian
(Agricultural) Revolution where humans learned to grow food so that they
would not have to hunt and gather for food. This revolution provided the
basis for society to remain in one place setting the stage for the
development of cities and ultimately nations.
The Scientific Revolution was a great achievement that still continues
to unfold. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with the invention of calculus,
although Leibniz is also given credit for the same independent invention.
The important point is that calculus was invented paving the way for the
understanding of gravity and the scientific discoveries that we
continue to see today.
The world has also passed through the Industrial Revolution where the
idea of machines and processes provided the capability for small numbers
of people to produce items in large numbers.
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