Industrial/Digital Revolution - Durant

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    Industrial/Digital Revolution - Durant

    11 Consequences of the Industrial Revolution - Durant
  • Art

    Cities became depressingly ugly until art itself, at last, gave up the pursuit of reality giving way to abstractionism and impressionism. In taking away art's ability to reflect life accurately, industrial methods forced art to reduce itself to what it's true purpose was - and in that new pursuit art and artists discovered what really had made them so important over the centuries.
  • I.T. is king!

    I.T. is king!
    Top 100 jobs 2013 - #4,#6,#7,#9 - all e-based1. The transformation of industry itself by the proliferation of inventions and machines – a process so manifold that our present ways of producing and distributing goods differ more than those of 1800 than these did from the methods prevalent two thousand years before.
  • Cyber war is here!

    Cyber war is here!
    Cyber attacks on the rise - devastating but not deadly!4. It mechanized, extended, and depersonalized war, vastly improving man’s ability to destroy or kill
  • Meet the new boss - same as the old boss

    Meet the new boss - same as the old boss
    Who are the real powerbrokers?6. It generated democracy by raising the business class to predominance and wealth, and in gradual consequence, to political supremacy. To effect and protect this epochal shift of power, the new classes enlisted the support of an increasing segment of the masses, confident that these could be kept in line by control of the means of information and indoctrination. Despite this control, the people of industrial states became the best-informed publics in modern history
  • An unformed new moral code to replace the dead one

    An unformed new moral code to replace the dead one
    Distracted students10. The Industrial Revolution transformed morality. It did not change the nature of man, but it gave new powers and opportunities to old instincts primitively useful, socially troublesome. It emphasized the profit motive to such a point where it seemed to encourage the natural selfishness of man. The unsocial instincts had been checked by parental authority, by moral instruction in schools, and by religious indoctrination. The Industrial Revolution weakened all these checks. In the agricultural