In contemporary history we have major milestones of transition, called the Revolution, which reflect profound changes in society. The first industrial revolution was in the middle of the 18th century, in England. It was marked by the invention of steam, loom, and spinning machines that provided the expansion of the industry. The second industrial revolution took place in the 19th century with the advancement of scientific knowledge. Which then allowed the advancement of the electrical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and transportation system industries. The third revolution took place in the 20th century with advances in technology, science, medicine and information technology. We already have defenders of the fourth industrial revolution, such as Klaus Schwab. He understands this period as a milestone, since we deal with the confluence of technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology among others.
Each revolution brought memorable changes
All these milestones completely transform the way we communicate, produce, work, consume, have fun, and even think. Society as a whole has accommodated itself differently after each revolution. Each generation is a little different due to this movement of constant evolution.
Perhaps the field of medicine is one of the easiest to perceive as positive. For example, today, we have a cure and treatment for diseases that have marked centuries, such as black plague and measles. Diseases like cancer and AIDS do not always lead to death. Most deliveries are happy.
Advances always seek to favor society …
The idea of advances is to always favor society. Enable that the problems we face today are not problems in the future. Also, that we communicate better, treat ourselves better and that we can evolve in a sustainable way.
Today, in moments of social isolation , we see technology linked to the internet (and screens) enabling an infinite number of things. It is this technology that allows some professions to be performed from home . That classes continue in remote formats, that communication with parents, grandparents and friends happens, that information circulates in real time, and that our hobbies are maintained. That is the role of technology: to make our lives easier.
A world without limitations!
Once we were able to exist and act in different places, we were able to open up more movement. The walls and the offices do not limit us. Transport is not a problem. Once children are able to access various information on the palms of their hands, teachers do not occupy the role of knowledge holders, but facilitators. This allows for more collaborative, more dialectical classes, and more space for other skills, in addition to explicit content, to be developed.
Since communication travels all over the world, people can move, improve in other countries, exchange with other cultures. They can travel, but without missing their parents. That’s what it’s for, and what it’s for.