Many generalizations are present throughout this chapter that weaken Carr’s argument. This quote is just one of the few generalizations, “The intellectual ethic of a technology is rarely recognized by its inventors. They are usually so intent on solving a particular problem or untangling some thorny scientific or engineering dilemma that they don’t see the implications of their work. The users of the technology are also usually oblivious to its ethic. They, too, are concerned with the practical benefits they gain from employing the tool” (Carr 45). As stated before this quote is a generalization. Carr is generalizing with the assumption that inventors are usually so intent on solving a problem that they aren’t focuses on the benefits or consumers, which isn’t very true anymore. Many inventors who create products are now looing for the benefits that its user or consumer will get. Therefore this quote can confuse the reader.
The first flight occurred in 1903 when the Wright brothers famously took their airplane for a final test flight in December. In the years after this historic flight many people start to see the potential for airplanes in war, transportation, and shipping. Other builders disregarded previous doubt about flying and began to replicate the ideas of the Wright brothers in creating planes with three axes. In addition, the approach of WWI prompted military personnel to pursue uses of airplanes as a war machine. The airplane influenced many aspects of American culture after it’s invention including civilian life, war technology, and individual possibility.
Michael Nielsen's online business article, “What Makes Something Valuable,” agrees with this counter argument. *QUOTE* However, this is not true because any item of great worth can have value, not just a product or a business earning high amounts of money. Nielsen explains that the consumer has wants and needs which determine the value of a product. “The best way to generate value is to provide something lots of people want, and where you have a unique advantage in providing it” (Nielsen). This explains that if a product can solve a problem, then it would be seen as more valuable to the buyers. *REBUT* The article also argued that a product would not be valued very highly if it is not unique. “There are many competitors offering essentially the same service, which drives profits greatly down” (Nielsen). This verifies that a company is only valuable if they are the best in their industry or if there are not numerous amounts of competitors. *REBUT* While some may believe that value is determined by a **supply-and-demand system**, it is actually true that value is determined by what one person believes an object is actually worth. **1 QUOTE MORE
“Accepting or Rejecting Innovation” by Jared Diamond, discusses about the factors and processes of adopting new innovations. Diamond explained how innovations, no matter how progressive and efficient it is can be delayed or not used at all. The first factor that decide the new technology can be used is the economic advantage. This is the most obvious, according to the author is if the technology can provide an economic advantage, society would more readily support it. The wheel was used as an example in Native American society, compared to industrial nations, it was not as valued economically due to the lack of domesticated animals. The second factor that the author list was the social and prestigious value of the innovation also plays a crucial
The brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, possibly the two most renowned representatives of American aeronautics, were the first to experience controlled, continuous flight of a powered airplane in history. Despite being autodidactic in the area of engineering, the duo proved to be extraordinarily successful, testing and refining their strategies to overcome successive challenges that arose with the building of a plane (Crouch 226). The two were so far ahead in the race for flight that they even anticipated and found solutions to problems that more learned scientists could not have even begun to predict. Successful, man-controlled, powered flight was a fundamental turning point in history; it transformed the methods of how the United States
An invention or an advancement in something will only be accepted if it helps the rest of the people, such as creating more jobs for them. It has to be more complicated than something that already exists. This helps them to keep bettering the things they have.
When finding discoveries, research is needed but hard work is what is used after the research. Once research is done and information is found hard work is used to get through the testing and the building of the product. According to In Praise of Careful Science “As John Denker says ‘ I am reminded of the rock star who said it took him 15 years to become an overnight sensation”(p 6). This shows that even if it is a great idea that could make someone famous overnight could take 15 years to bring into action which shows just how much work goes into ideas. If work is not put into ideas great ideas could become abandoned because they were never put into action. People think that mistakes are a good way to make
As McCullough says, "The desire to find out what's not working, fix it, and then maybe get it to work is an American quality and our guiding star." An example of this quality can be found in the Wright brothers and their determination to invent the airplane. They began their first experiments with flight in 1886 in their bike shop. By 1902, they created the glider and had many good results. By December of 1903, the Wright brothers changed the world! They built the first powered airplane ever made. If it wasn't for them, we might not have planes today. The Wright brothers' invention relates to the theme of Work, Exchange, and Technology because they worked hard and built something innovative that relates to modern
Not only do inventions shine through with objectivism, but education does as well. If one wishes to seek the knowledge by themselves, they learn more. "We have learned things which are not in the scripts. We have solved secrets of which the Scholars have no knowledge," (Rand 36). Prometheus learns more than the others because he is discovering it with the normal human interest rather than allowing the idea of thought be shunned from his mind. A healthy, advancing society needs more individual thinkers, the kind that objectivism pushes for.
"We know now that the source of wealth is something specifically human: knowledge. If we apply knowledge to tasks we already know how to do, we call it 'productivity'. If we apply knowledge to tasks that are new and different we call it 'innovation'. Only knowledge allows us
In some instances, inventors use the ideas of others and attempt to remake or perfect the invention. Often inspired by others,
The Wright Brothers The world was changed on December 17, 1903 when Orville Wright flew the first airplane for a period of 12 seconds. Orville, born in 1871 and his brother Wilbur, born in 1867 grew up in Dayton Ohio with two other brothers, Reuchlin and Lorin and one sister Katherine.
On December 17, 1903, the course of flight was changed forever by a pair of brothers. Wilbur and Orville Wright, from children were fascinated with flying, ever since their father had brought home a toy airplane. After playing it with a long time, it eventually broke, and they soon built
Aviation Legislation Term Paper The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 ASCI 254 12/09/14 It has always been the dream of mankind wanting to join the birds in the sky, many innovators created various contraptions to achieve flight. On December 17, 1903, two brothers by the name of Wilbur and Orville Wright decided to test their contraption and it was successful. This event changed the course of aviation as the contraption known as Flyer 1 became the first successful powered heavier-than-air flight.
The airplane is a very normal word today. But it is a new word at least a hundred years. Then I want to talk about airplanes’ history, airplanes’ companies, personal business, global trade, and the benefit for international students and traveling. In my view, those parts are very important about