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Technology and the Industrial Revolution

            New technology and new methods always brings about change, some positive changes, others not as beneficial. Just like the new technologies we enjoy today, back in the Gilded age, our ancestors have also experienced a industrial revolution.The process of industrialization is considered a revolution for that the new technologies developed and the new methods implemented have affected the peoples life greatly.
             First of all, new methods of production and operating a business has being developed and changed, making the production easier and more efficient. For example, the system of mass production and assembly line was developed during the gilded age. Mass production is the method of producing goods in large quantities at low cost per unit, standardized by means of precision-manufactured, interchangeable parts. And this is done with the assembly line system, where each worker is assigned one very specific task, which he or she simply repeats, and then the process moves to the next worker who does his or her task, until the task is completed and the product is made. All these new methods of production have various effects on the workers, the employment of skilled workers decreased significantly after the implantation of the mass production, on the other hand, unskilled workers' employment increased drastically. .
             Along with the new methods of production, new technologies are also being developed and implemented as the industrial revolution goes on. Out of numerous inventions from that era, some of which had huge impacts and changed the people's daily life. For example, the Bessemer process of producing steel allowed for the price of steel to drop dramatically and for its production to be done with relative ease. The process involved blowing cold air on red-hot iron in order to ignite the carbon and eliminate impurities. more patents than ever before issues. The varies kinds of transportation tools such as the growth of the railroad industry, street cars, subways, even some automobiles made traveling from place to place much more convienent.

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