Later pyramid builders gured out how to move 50 ton

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Unformatted text preview: yramid builders …gured out how to move 50-ton granite slabs. 1400 years later, workers could move 1,000-ton states routinely. Lecture 2: Institutions, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. Intro History Patents IP The Greek city-states Golden-age of science & technology (600-300 BC) Innovators: wealthy individuals who devoted their time & resources to sciences e.g. Anaxagoras (astronomer), Archimedes (mathematician, physicist) etc - They purchased research. Dionysius, the tyrant of Syracus, hired Archimedes as a consultant to determine whether a crown was really made from pure gold. Lecture 2: Institutions, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. Intro History Patents IP The Greek city-states - Large research teams Dionysius, in 399 BC, o¤ered high wages & bonuses to attract skilled workers to work on military technologies. - Schools were organized around one or more great teachers a new type of self-funding research The reputation of each school depends on research & publication...
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