New Technology 2014 L01 L02 A Journey Exploring Technology

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New Technology 2014 L01 L02 A Journey Exploring Technology

  1. 1. LECTURE L02 A JOURNEY EXPLORING 
 TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Time  Machine http://wallpoper.com/
  3. 3. 1899
  4. 4. Alternating  Current  Power  Plant  
 at  World's  Fair,  Chicago,  1893.  
  5. 5. THE DAWN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
  6. 6. Now  Explain  the  Year  2000
  7. 7. THE DAWN OF THE 21ST CENTURY
  8. 8. Person  of  the  Century
  9. 9. “He was the pre-eminent scientist in a century dominated by science. The touchstones of the era — the Bomb, the Big Bang, quantum physics and electronics — all bear his imprint.”
  10. 10. Albert   Einstein   1879-­‐1955
  11. 11. uncertainty  principle   Revolutio special  theory  of  relativity   model  of  the  atom theory  of  continental  drift big  bang  theory quantum  theory   discovery  of  the  positron,  neutron   nuclear  chain  reaction   discovery  of  the  electron  
  12. 12. Technology  revolutions  have  this  remarkable  ability  of   being  nearly  invisible  but  yet  so  obvious  right  in  front  us.
  13. 13.   Any  sufficiently  advanced  technology  is   indistinguishable  from  magic   ! rd  Law -­‐  Arthur  C.  Clark’s  3
  14. 14. Study  Exercise What  is  technology?  Please  provide  a   definiBon:   15
  15. 15. What  is  Technology?  
  16. 16. Is  this  Technology?  
  17. 17. All  Technology  was  once  new?  
  18. 18. All  Technology  was  once  new?  
  19. 19.    Technology  in  the  15
  20. 20. Bartolomeo  Cristofori   1655-­‐1731
  21. 21. Nocturne  
 Op.  9  No  2 Frédéric  Chopin   1810-­‐1849
  22. 22. Technology ! Techne is greek for art or skill Logos is greek for word, speech
  23. 23. The Effects of Good Government, a fresco in the City Hall of Siena by 
 Ambrogio Lorenzetti, 1338.
  24. 24. The  word  “technology”   was  used  in  1801  by   Johann  Beckmann  (1739-­‐1811),     a  German  scientific  author
  25. 25. Kevin  Kelly:  What  Technology  Wants
  26. 26. Definition  of  Technology
  27. 27. Technology Process by which an organization transforms labor, capital, material, and information into products and services of greater values
  28. 28. Product Performance The value you get out of a product for which you have 
 paid some cost
  29. 29. 1977     Apple  II  $1,298   4.000  bytes  memory   Motorola  6502  1MHz 2007     iMac  17-­‐inch  $1,199   1.000.000.000  bytes  memory   Intel  2.0GHz
  30. 30. 2000 2010 iMac iPhone Mac OS 9.0.4
 500 MHz PowerPC G3 CPU, 128MB Memory
 Screen - 786K pixels
 Storage - 30GB Hard Drive iOS 4.0
 1 Ghz ARM A4 CPU, 512MB Memory
 Screen - 614K pixels
 Storage - 32GB Flash Drive Source:  Ars  Technical  Images:  Apple 39
  31. 31. Innovation The change in the technology
  32. 32. Evolution of the 
 human brain http://www.bordalierinstitute.com/images/brainEvolution.jpg
  33. 33. Exponential World

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