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Why is the history of technology important?
Since much of technology is applied science, technical history is connected to the history of science. Since technology uses resources, technical history is tightly connected to economic history. It is a force for economic growth and a means to develop and project economic, political, military power and wealth.
Why is science and technology development during ancient times important?
The ancient Egyptians believed that balance, harmony, in all aspects of life was most important and this value can be seen in almost all of their advances in the sciences and technology: what was found lacking in life was balanced by what was created by individual ingenuity.
What is the relationship between traditional and modern technology?
A traditional technology is technical advances upon which something else is added to expand it. For example, farmers have been using powered plows since the steam engine. However, modern technologies have built upon the basic structures, purposes, and functioning of the plow.
What is the interrelation between traditional and modern technology?
Interrelation between Traditional and Modern Technologies Modern technologies are the outcomes of the advancement of the traditional technologies. As the time passes, the new innovations replaced the older ones based on the existing concept of knowledge and ideas.
How are simple machines used in modern day engineering?
(Answer: Wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley.) How, historically, have simple machines been used by engineers in construction? (Possible answers: To build pyramids, castles, cathedrals, shelters, bridges, any non-modern structure.)
Why did people use machines thousands of years ago?
Thousands of years ago, there were no automobiles or big cranes or screwdrivers. So, to construct projects of any magnitude, from a tiny shelter to a giant pyramid, certain machines were used to help make the life of the builder easier.
How are modern farming methods different from traditional farming methods?
Pesticides, plant breeding, agronomy, antibiotics related to animal husbandry, hormones are some of the methods used in modern farming. Most of these methods are not employed in traditional farming.
Are there any advanced inventions beyond modern understanding?
The article ‘ 6 Advanced Ancient Inventions Beyond Modern Understanding’ was originally published on The Epoch Time and has been republished with permission.