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8/22/16 Perception of Crisis Computer revolution - 1980s the society is transformed by computer innovation; but why is this a crisis? political distrust and disrupt meaning that it allows for communication to be easier and people to be allowed to talk about problems and create problems that the government does not know about obtaining and distribution of information is easier security: network hacks because of central storage economic — causes massive unemployment because more jobs can be done online by fewer people therefore whipping out middle skill jobs, meaning lower incomes for the country when these jobs are gone people blame it on anything but modernization shorter work weeks which causes a downgrade of total pay which lowers the economy unless you are payed more per hour to be able to live comfortably Work weeks have spanned from hunters and gatherers working 15 hours, to farmers and peasants working 25 hours, then it was not until commercial work and industrialization came about that people began to work 72 hours a week. By the 1900’s work was down to 40 hours but the pay was increased from the 72 hour weeks. Therefore showing that lesser hours may mean higher income. Since the 1970s work weeks have actually gone up. generates more work because people are always connected. Example: when someone can call you after hours and you can do work from your home psychological problems — addictive to stay on it instead of being productive for the younger generations; not able to fully grasp reality technological failures — example being the 2000s computer scare ex. Arab Spring or terrorist group organization Fourth Technological Revolution of the Modern Age - 1500’s on this was the ﬁrst revolution of technology that brought about changes to the world start sometimes referred to as 1492 when Columbus came to America or 1517 location: Western Europe, North America, and secondly Latin America 1447 invention of the printing press helped to spread communication, education, and religion Ancient world less than 1% of the world could read. By 1790, 83% of Prussia, 68% of Britain, 47% of France, and 5% of Russia could read if they were a white male. First Industrial Revolution - began mid 18th century the next revolution that occurred that changed the way of life textile production Bessemer Steel process — production of cheap but durable steal steam engine agriculture 1750s, only 10% of the population lived in the cities; 1900s the majority lived in the cities — this means that technology has had a change in population and where location for jobs was