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Major theories when new technologies come in – fear of social upheaval, tech take over  humanity  - alphabet: nothing happens for a while, --4 implications: information can be stored and  distributed widely, literacy is power - printing press w. i.e. Guttenberg bible: major impacts brought down cost, mass production;  not just the first time to hear stories from others but get inside the mind of another (writer of  the novel); Lutheran reformation. Low bandwidth – three techs infused: paper, oil based  paints/inks and wine press - Telegraph: basic communication; world wide, critical change: distance becomes irrelevant &  telephone (as technology improves, bandwidth does as well) - computer in 1946  - time based tech : stone ---- space base tech: easy to transport but don’t last long
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