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Modernity and Technology
Technology made modernity possible. It has been the engine of modernity, shaping it and propelling it forward. The Renaissance was made possible by major fourteenth-and fifteenth-century inventions like the mechanical clock, the full-rigged ship, fixed-viewpoint perspective, global maps, and the printing press. The emergence of industrial society in the eighteenth century was the result of an industrial revolution that was made possible by technological innovations in metallurgy, chemicaldoi:10.7551/mitpress/4729.003.0005 fatcat:5pd6kezoibdhpfykkrv43ht27i