The media and globalisation has dispersed western culture across the world blurring cultural boundaries. The past can give no clues to what has worth and meaning in the postmodern age and truth is relative to the individual. Modernity arguably began with the enlightenment, a time of scientific understanding and intellectual debate. This led to great changes in western societies. Recognised truths were questioned and advances in science and technology led to a new economy of knowledge and power.
| The Military Revolution | The Beginning of European Global Dominance | | [Type the author name] | 11/14/2012 | History 111 (AS 01) Bohdan Somchynsky History 111 (AS 01) Bohdan Somchynsky | From the 16th Century to the 19th century Europe underwent a period of incredible military evolution and development commonly referred to as the military revolution. This “revolution” drastically altered the way armies fought, no longer was the mailed fist of the Knight what defined armies ability. The introduction of gunpowder transformed European society and economies it had direct and often dire consequences on the rest of the globe as colonial competition took hold. From its humble beginnings in 1405 when Berwick-upon-Tweed surrendered from a single shot from an English bombard to the dazzling military reforms enacted by Maurice of Nassau. Gunpowder transformed combat in a dramatic fashion, swords were replaced by muskets, pikes and spears by the ring bayonet.
These two views sum up, in general, the way sex has been viewed historically since post-Fall, which has produced great destruction to the body and soul of real life humans over thousands of years. Actually, I believe it is the Fall of man that has skewed our sexuality to the point where sex has become either a god or gross. This is a problem, and we must get to the root of our sexuality issues if we are going to make a lasting change in our culture. Therefore, in this paper, I will identify three primary effects that that the Fall of man (sin) had on human sexuality: 1) separation; 2) shame; 3) swapping of roles. As we deﬁne and address these issues, my prayer is that we can begin to have hope to build a new foundation that brings back the shalom (the way things should be) God intended for our sexuality.
TECHNOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON TODAYS SOCIETY TECHNOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON TODAYS SOCIETY 5/28/2013 TECHNOLOGY AND ITS EFFECTS ON TODAYS SOCIETY INTRODUCTION Today’s technology is a result of decades of human research and advancement in numerous fields of scientific study. We have seen over the last forty or fifty years a constant growth in technology which has benefited society in the home, at the work place, on the go and in the air. There have been pros and cons on and about modern technology but that can be debated in many areas in our society today. EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIETY Technology today responds to the demand of society even if that means that it is not the best of things for society itself, sometimes with a clear negative impact when it’s only a whim of a democratic society that puts technology and its advancement before the greater good of society. Let’s give you a simple example, years ago in developed countries people used to worry about their families, their well being, and their education, but now with the excess of wealth and freedom society has oriented its gaze upon superficial necessities, like a TV for each family member, or a car for each family member, these superficial whims of society will lead to the breakdown of communication within the family nucleus and eventually to the family itself.
The beginning of the seventeenth century is known as the “scientific revolution” for the drastic changes evidenced in the European approach to science during that period. The word “revolution” connotes a period of turmoil and social upheaval where ideas about the world change severely and a completely new era of academic thought is ushered in. This term, therefore, describes quite accurately what took place in the scientific community following the sixteenth century. During the scientific revolution, medieval scientific philosophy was abandoned in favor of the new methods proposed by Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, and Newton; the importance of experimentation to the scientific method was reaffirmed; the importance of God to science was for the most part invalidated, and the pursuit of science itself (rather than philosophy) gained validity on its own terms. The change to the medieval idea of science occurred for four reasons:
But all of these old world developments took thousands of years and they fall into comparison with the new world which began with the discovery of electricity in the 19th century. Just like what fire had done before, electricity is the fuel that is driving the new world, primarily with one of the most important inventions of all time, the computer, in 1939. Since then computers have gotten smaller and stronger, and have seemingly integrated into society. Some experts are also calling this new period, a technological revolution because in the old world, humans used technology to fulfill a need but now they have to learn to live with it. This process is razing questions and doubt about the future.
This predominantly Protestant power base caused disputes with the Catholics who immigrated to America, as the Catholics felt disenfranchised and apathetic due to the politicians in power not being able to relate to their culture. In addition, many of the traditions of that those who immigrated were discordant with those of the WASPs, which generated great amounts of segregation and suspicion around those who immigrated. A prime example of this would be the Russian Jews, as their beliefs about washing their dead were very different to the traditional funeral values instilled in the Protestants. Moreover, the suspicion was in many cases political as well as religious, due to the proliferation of socialist, and later Communist ideals in Europe: both were substantially different to the philosophies set out in the American Constitution. For example many of the Jews escaping the Pogroms in Russia had been influenced by the ideas of Karl Marx and Lenin.
Modern Technology Throughout the years of civilization and the history of man, technology has evolved and grown; however for something to evolve, things have to be changed. I believe some of the pieces technology has left are the most fundamental characteristics of humanity. Technology relieves most complications of daily life, but these advances have something close to disaster lying for us in the future. Now that mankind has reached the information age, our reliance on technology has never been more exaggerated. Adults wake up through alarm clocks, commute to work in cars, carry out their work with computers, and come home for televised entertainment all the time relying on technology.
We use technology on a daily basis to accomplish specific tasks or interests. Modern Technology increases human capabilities and this technology has evolved with years. What used to work before, might not be working now, it must have got old or got replaced by modern technology. Let’s look at a simple example in Transportation technology, this technology has evolved with years, we used to use steam powered trains now those have been replaced by electronic trains which move faster than steam trains. Modern technology simplifies life in so many ways and every one defines technology in there own way.
“How has technology changed our life / work in the last 10 years? Give some examples and express your opinions” In the last two decades technology has been changing deeply our society. Our habits, attitudes and our management of time are completely different from what they were 20 years ago. I think there has been a real revolution, which has broken the old system and social schemes such as the Industrial Revolution which changed the production system in the eighteenth century or the Cultural Revolution which shook the coscience of society in the sixties. This Revolution has created many advantages in our workplaces and in our daily lives, but also some disadvantages.