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Course : EE3014 Engineers in Society Tile : Course examiner Name : K T Ng Office : G6410 Tele : 27887715
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Definition of Engineer One who contrives, designs, or invents technology By Oxford English Dictionary
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Technology Evolution 1,800,000 B.C.: development and use of simple tools use of fire 35,000 to 30,000 B.C.: development of arts (e. g. painting in caves) 12,000 B.C.: agricultural revolution: farming, livestock breeding, settledness
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Technology Evolution 5,000 B.C.: writing 15th century: printing press 18th and 19th century: power generation: steam machine, electricity mobility: railway, automobile
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Technology Evolution 18th and 19th century (continued): machine gun telegraph, telephone, wireless telegraph 20th century: airplane radio, television syntheses of ammonia, production of poison gas for warfare Samuel Morse
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Technology Evolution 20th century (continued): radar nuclear power: A- and H-bomb, nuclear power plant computer Internet genetic engineering 21th century: nothing new until now
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A Theory of Technology Evolution: The Law of Accelerating Returns “The further backward you look, the further forward you can see” -- Winston Churchill
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Information & Communication Impacts of Technology on
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Media Evolutions Wood or Bamboo ( C F ) Between 1000BC to 100AC Heavy and not easy to store and carry.
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Chinese Oracle Bone and Tortoise Shell Inscriptions
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Media Evolutions Paper ( e ) After 100AC Light weight and easy to store and carry.
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Media Evolutions Computer Network Starting from 1990AC when Internet became popular around the world. The access time is very fast and you may not need to carry any physical store devices. Text, Audio, Image, and Video Network MSN Messenger [email protected] [email protected] How’s the weather in Seattle, Mar?
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How Much Information Is Out There? World Information Content More than 7 Billion Web Pages by Mid 2002 Annual Growth > 100% World information content storaged in analog and digital forms, estimated by end of Year 2006, in the order of several Exabytes (0-10) – Paper – Film –Optical – Magnetic Storage Up 3 Exabytes were produced in Year 2000, and 30 Exabytes are estimated for Year 2010 Annual Growth > 50% Yotta Zetta Exa Peta Tera Giga Mega Kilo A Book Movie All   Books ( Words ) All Books   MultiMedia A Photo Internet  Today Bytes
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Technologies Recently, your life style may have a fundamental change due to Internet related services : World Wild Web - URL is more important than a company’s phone number . Email – This should be your major written communication method . E-commerce: e-banking, on-line shopping, gambling,
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course EE 3014 taught by Professor Various during the Spring '10 term at City University of Hong Kong.

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