Modern technology is simply an advancement of old technology, the impact of technology in modern life is unmeasurable, we use technology in different ways and sometimes the way we implement various technologies ends up harming our lives or the society we leave in. What we call modern technology is technically not so new in most cases. What used to work before, might not be working now, it must have got old or got replaced by modern technology Let’s look at a simple example in Transportation technology, this technology has evolved with years, we used to use steam powered trains now those have been replaced by electronic trains which move faster than steam trains.
A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and as a result has helped spawn new subcultures; the rise of cyberculture has at its basis the development of the Internet and the computer 15 Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way; technology can also help facilitate political oppression and war via tools such as guns.
In today’s economy, it has helped companies reduce the cost and inconveniences of travelling, allowing them to meet as often as they could like without having to worry about finding the budget to settle it. Modern technology helps companies reduce their carbon footprint and become green due to the fact that almost anything can be done from a computer.
As mentioned already, modern technology has become ingrained the in fiber of all of human society but it has brought a terrible condition with it. Modern technology can make people lazy, selecting to sit on their butts looking at an electron screen for hours rather than doing something outside or exercising.
You will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in the history of technology and science from 1750 (the industrial revolution) to the present (including MSc supervision and some contribution to PhD teaching), and may be asked to contribute to teaching in areas beyond your research speciality at undergraduate level and in tutoring MSc students.