Theme: Technology (8/12)
Throughout history, existing technology has been modified or replaced by new technological innovations. These new technological innovations have had various effects on societies and the world.
Select two technological innovations and for each
• Describe the existing technology that was replaced by this new technological innovation and how this new innovation changed the existing technology
• Discuss the effects this new technological innovation has had on a society or the world
You may use any technological innovation from your study of global history and geography. Some suggestions you might wish to consider include aqueducts, gunpowder, printing press, caravel, steam engine, factory system, nuclear power, and internet communications.
You are not limited to these suggestions.
Do not use a revolution from United States history in your answer.
—August 2012 Regents Exam