Industrial Revolution. . .

picjoan.jpgThe Industrial Revolution was the major shift of technological, socioeconomic and cultural conditions in the late 18th and early 19th century that began in Britain and spread throughout the world. During that time, an economy based on manual labor was replaced by one dominated by industry and the manufacture of machinery. Industrial revolution falls in the theory of “Innovation in General”Innovation is either a new product or a process aimed at achieving an innovation.

Thus, it is an innovation process. These innovations came about through the transformation of combinations of inventions, discoveries, ideas, data, analyses, and body of knowledge. Specifically Industrial Revolution is an “Technological Innovation”. The invention of the steam engine was the most important innovation of the Industrial Revolution. James Watt, later to be a member of the Lunar Society, developed the idea of using steam to power machines into a practicality thus enabling rapid development of efficient semi-automated factories on a previously unimaginable scale. This was applied to all aspects of industry and engineering. Earlier improvements in iron smelting and metal working based on the use of coke rather than charcoal allowed Watt and others before him to exploit the possibilities of using steam as a form of power. The transfer of knowledge in industrial revolution was spread by several means. Workers who were trained in the technique might move to another employer or might be poached. A common method was for someone to make a study tour, gathering
information where he could. During the whole of the Industrial Revolution and for the century before, all European countries and America engaged in study-touring; some nations, like and France, even trained civil servants or technicians to undertake it as a matter of state policy. In other countries, notably Britain and America, this practice was carried out by individual manufacturers anxious to improve their own methods.

We came into the realization that Industrial Revolution has brought us the motivation to
discover and invent things or practices that could make our lives or daily living more convenient. It somehow made people to aspire for more innovations and advancement in science. Truly is what Eric Hobsbawn said that Industrial Revolution was “ the most fundamental transformation of human life in the history of the world recorded in written documents.” It developed the economic growth in terms of production such as the coal- fueled steam engine as well as the progression of human work, the transformation of raw materials into a product suitable for manufacturing and the organization of
production such as factory system.

Thus Industrial Revolution was one of the achievements or proof that we our improving in terms of living.

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The next industrial revolution has started


5 Responses to “Industrial Revolution. . .”

  1. Very inspiring! I do believe that the human race shall further strive for excellence! “Every genius is a product of enthusiasm.”

  2. “Shoot for the moon… if you don’t catch it, you may land on the stars.”

  3. […] parce que cela correspondrait à l’époque où les activités humaines, catalysées par la Révolution Industrielle, ont commencé à dominer tous les écosystèmes de la terre (Crutzen & Stoermer, 2000). […]

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