Technology's Effect on Human Mobility
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Technology's Effect on Human Mobility
Over time, humans have come a long way before they've reached to where they are now. One of the main reasons for such a change is the improvement in technology. Specifically, technology having to do with transportation. People were not always inclined to leave their homes and move because that would mean leaving behind friends and family. With the inventions of the telephone, video, and electricity, long distance communication was made much more effective than "snail mail." Read more about the evolution of human mobility on this page!
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How Video Chat Started

How Video Chat Started | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

Video chat, also known as conference calls, started around the time of the television and it's been growing to be more and more beneficial to society ever since then. Now, not only can you communicate verbally from long distances, you can see the other person's face while speaking as well! 

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History of email

History of email | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

Email made it possible for millions of people around the world to communicate immediately at a low cost, thus encouraging further human mobility because information could be sent long distances, quickly. 

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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

The first Industrial Revolution was prominent during the late 19th century and early 20th century. With the turn of the century came many new advances in human technology. Not only did secondary and tertiary industries come into play, the invention of the horseless carriage began the era of automobiles. Already, the Canadian Pacific Railway, using the technology of steam engines, was finished and running from 1885, allowing families to live farther away from each other, while still being able to visit frequently. Now with the upgrade of horseless carriages from horse-pulled wagons, local transportation was made much faster and more efficient for the rich. 1903 marked the year that the Wright Brothers conducted their flight that lasted twelve seconds, and it only improved from there. From that point on, people could travel by foot, bicycle, wagon, train, plane, horseless wagon (later evolved into a car), and eventually a public bus. Over time, certain methods of transportation became less and less expensive to accomodate everyone (i.e. public bus). That was only the beginning of how today's world came to be. The Industrial Revolution would slowly evolve into what is now the Technological Age.

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Are Your Stairs Large Enough for an Inclined Wheelchair Lift ...

Are Your Stairs Large Enough for an Inclined Wheelchair Lift ... | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

'The inclined wheelchair lift design is hugely popular for commercial spaces and public facilities, but they are a little bit less common in residential homes. Many consumers are concerned about the space requirements they .." -Residential homes can now be rennovated to accomodate certain necessities pertaining to the resident of the house, such as an inclined wheelchair lift. 

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Policies On Secondary Carriages - Car and Sale | Articles Web

Policies On Secondary Carriages - Car and Sale | Articles Web | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

"Secondary carriages are parts are attachments on auto mobiles that serve the purpose of carrying more items or carrying out specific tasks. Examples of secondary ..."

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Spodder's comment, May 13, 2012 4:17 PM
Many more precautions are taken in the modern day to ensure transportation safety. Maybe this is because transportation today can be far more dangerous than in the past...
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Mother's pride as son takes torch

Mother's pride as son takes torch | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

"A teenage wheelchair basketball athlete carries the Olympic torch through Royal Wootton Bassett on crutches" -Even the simple invention of crutches is something that is useful in someone's every day life. 

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Solar Impulse Plane Begins First Transcontinental Flight

Solar Impulse Plane Begins First Transcontinental Flight | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it
GENEVA -- An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week. Pilot Andre Borschberg planned to take the jumbo jet-size Solar ...
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Chelsea Handler Fights New York NYC Horse Drawn Carriages

Chelsea Handler Fights New York NYC Horse Drawn Carriages | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

Animal advocacy group, NYCLASS, is working to replace the horse-drawn carriages in Central Park with a safer alternative that doesn't smell bad: an eco-friendly 21st century horseless carriage. This green car will be an ..." 

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Spodder's comment, May 13, 2012 4:18 PM
Sometimes, trying to use the technology of yesterday's world in today's world can cause more harm than expected.
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License to Map » Twelve Mile Circle » maps, geography, travel

License to Map » Twelve Mile Circle » maps, geography, travel | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it
License plates first appeared in Western Europe in the earliest days of the automobile at the tail-end of the Nineteenth Century, when they were more properly considered horseless carriages. ...
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A brief history of Facebook

A brief history of Facebook | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

Facebook started off as a small social networking society which quickly spread to many educational institutes and, eventually, the whole world. This allowed people to interact with friends and family from around the world, all the while keeping up with their latest news and staying in touch. 

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Evolution of the Cell Phone

Evolution of the Cell Phone | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it
Cell phones have become a lot smaller over the years, but they're bigger than ever in functionality and popularity. Here's a look at how the mobile phone has changed over the decades.
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The History of the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell

The History of the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

With the invention of the telephone came the opportunity for many to move apart because they'd still have means of communication with their family and friends. Transportation was now a more plausible option for those wanting to start a new life. 

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World War II "Time Capsule" Fighter Found in Sahara

World War II "Time Capsule" Fighter Found in Sahara | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

"See the "aviation equivalent of Tut's tomb"—a World War II fighter plane newly found in the Egyptian desert." -Notice the difference between the modern-day aircraft and this World War II fighter plane. 

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Amazon.com: The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution? (Space Studies, Volume 5) (9780792367529): Michael J. Rycroft: Books

Amazon.com: The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution? (Space Studies, Volume 5) (9780792367529): Michael J. Rycroft: Books | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

Read more about the evolution of space travel in this book! 

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Online dialogue to improve transportation for veterans

Online dialogue to improve transportation for veterans | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

"That's why the Federal Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility and the Department of Defense are sponsoring this first-ever online exchange of ideas about the transportation options veterans need and how we can help make ..." 

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Spodder's comment, May 13, 2012 4:16 PM
Technology is always looking for ways to improve what already exists.
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Commodity shippers looking for alternatives amidst Canadian Pacific Railway strike – Daily Commercial News

Commodity shippers looking for alternatives amidst Canadian Pacific Railway strike – Daily Commercial News | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

"It will be more difficult for Canadian firms to ship lumber, grain, fertilizer, and other raw materials now that the Canadian Pacific Railway has shut down due to a Teamsters Union strike." -There is a whole chain reaction of problems caused by the shutting down of the CPR, not only in Saskatchewan, but also across the country. 

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"To mark the 300th anniversary of the invention of the world's first successful atmospheric steam engine.." 

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Recreating Lindbergh’s flight — in an electric plane | General Aviation News

Recreating Lindbergh’s flight — in an electric plane | General Aviation News | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it
Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is making plans for an all-electric recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s famous trans-Atlantic flight in 1927.
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Kookie Crumbz: The Evolution of Personal Transportation « arlcomics

Kookie Crumbz: The Evolution of Personal Transportation « arlcomics | Technology's Effect on Human Mobility | Scoop.it

An interpretation of what kind of transportion life holds for you in the 21st century. 

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