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Continued on globalization Chapter 9 * Midterm Feb 12, 9 11 am Material culture is technology, which comes from science Technology is the use of scientific ideas to create new things Sea planes were the first passenger planes Communications technology is another aspect of material culture Movement of information is connected to the movement of people Marathon runners were used as information carriers in ancient Greece 1830, invention of telegraph, carried information, Morse Code Radio moved information by radio waves, called wireless Ships were used to carry cables that laid wires in ocean, made radio communication travel farther Telephone made it faster, and global communication possible Nikola Tesla, made electrical radio waves, long distance transmission He also made FM radio, he got cheated out of patent Marconi sent radio wave from Cornwell to Newfoundland in 1912 TV was once restricted by the strength of signal Development of satellite technology. Require rocketry technology Development of internet. Wire used were called fibre optics that can transmit at light speed Globalization require material culture Technological determinism most social changes are caused by technological changes Transnational Corporation depends on advanced management, foreign labour, international markets Karl Marx predicted that few businesses would progressively control a larger share of the market
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