The Han see technology as a way to help people work less and get things done quicker, but the Romans had an opposite thought, they didn’t care about the common people like the Han, the upper class Romans were using the technology to benefit themselves not the commoners, both the Han and Roman both find technology appealing. The Han viewed technology as a way to help people with their work; they invented stuff like paper and etc. These inventions were mainly used to help people and fix the problems in their society. According to document 1, the Han government used technology to get rid of disasters like flood, this shows that they cared about their people enough to get rid of flood for them, it’s seemed like the Han mainly built their technology to help their people. In document 2, Haun Guan showed why technology is used to aid the Chinese, he talks about the problem that the people were having without the proper technology or without any technology such as iron tools that the workers uses.
A Han government official from early second century B.C.E. (Doc. 1) had a very positive attitude towards technology because he believed that it was only beneficial to society. He writes, “I request that you establish water conservation offices in each district and staff them with people who are experienced in the ways of water.” He not only suggests the need for these offices, he requests them. His point of view is that technology, especially
Keila Mosquea 3/3/15 AP World History Prep DBQ period 4 The Han and Roman attitudes towards technology were both praised greatly among themselves, but Han China valued technology more so than the Romans due to Han China’s constant concern about the empire while the Romans were indifferent. Han China’s attitudes toward technology displayed self-praise, which is reasonable due to the fact that the empire invented essential items like paper and acupuncture. Han China also felt that their technology should help the common people, as discussed in the letter a government official wrote about flood prevention, how people should “establish water conservation offices in each district” (Doc 1) to prevent the disaster. This displays a general concern for the people and/or property to aid the empire using technology. This concern is also expressed in the source written by Huan Guan, a government official where he tells about problems in society from lack of technology, such as iron plows.
(doc 3) The attitude Han shows is both positive and negative because the people will either agree or disagree with some of the inventions made. Roman attitude towards technology was characterized to show off their power rather than simpler innovations. Technology in Rome was limited and not all that interesting, The only technology that interested them was improved weapons. No reason to improve led to a decline in their society. Some believed when Rome could not expand anymore, their culture and society died.
In the Roman Empire, some believed that technology was necessary, but not necessarily enlightened, while others saw it as a way to show how great their civilization really was. Han government officials felt that technology was indeed an important part of a civilization and required government intervention. The Han government official in Document 1 said, “I request that establish water conservation offices in each district and staff then with people who are experienced in the ways of water. There should be one high official and one deputy with just enough workers to meet the need”. This shows that he felt it was important for the government to have some control, and to have people who knew what they were doing in charge.
Han V.S Roman Technology Beliefs Throughout China a disagreement in the needs of technology differed between the Han, and Roman Empire. The Han China’s attitude toward manufacturing and labor of technology was more open and positive then then Romans which had a more systematic and class-divided society, therefore causing the general attitudes of technology and labor to be low in the Roman Empire. The documents displayed can be grouped in many different ways. Documents 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are all from government official’s point of view. Documents 3 and 7 are from a philosopher’s point of view.
In the Han and Roman empires, the two cultures felt extremely different about their attitudes towards technology, but even within the cultures themselves, these attitudes were not necessarily the same. Hans believed that while technology was primarily for the lower class people, upper class people should invent these, and sometimes use them. However, the Roman empire seems to be thoroughly divided on their attitudes towards technology. Some of the documents seem to think that technology is not for the upperclass, and is in fact vulgar, but others seem to think that it is beautiful and useful, created by the lower class but used by both. The first four documents are from the Han dynasty, and two of them are from government officials, which would probably mean a weak bias on their part towards the government.
The innocence of Brutus Brutus was not guilty when he killed Caesar. He was an honorable person to do such a brave thing. He didn’t just do it because of ambition, like what most people think, but he did it to save Rome. He cared about Rome and knew that Caesar wasn’t doing a good job at keeping the romans safe. Caesar was so ambitious that it wasn’t good for high power.
Dr. Breed had a very distinctive meaning or definition of the term pure research. Kurt Vonnegut made it very clear that the character Dr. Breed in the novel “Cat’s Cradle”, wanted the fact that he was different to be known. He hated the fact that people thought that scientists “look for the better cigarette filter or a softer face tissue”, he believed that a scientist are paid to increase and enhance the level of knowledge and truth there is in the world.
In Anceint Rome, many upper class Romans had a negitive opinion of the technology but the other Romans, mainly the lower class, had a positive opinion of the technology of their time period. Rome, as a city, would most likely not be as great of a city if there had not been as great of city had there not been great technological advances. Although many lower class hat Romans believed technology had opened up chances for a better life and they took tremndous pride in their work, even though the upper class Romans that the technology was not anything special. The upper class thought that technology was not important, unless the tools were made by someone who mattered in society. Many lower class Romans believed that technology was