Technology: How has it changed us?

"Technology" can feel like a vague term these days, given our pervasive use of and dependence upon it. Check out the video below (may the mercies of your district's internet filtering allow it through), and consider discussing some of these questions with your kiddos:

  • Can you imagine your life without any technology at all?
  • How has technology changed us as a society?
  • 1657 was an especially relevant year in this clip; what OTHER years include the most defining moments of modern tech use? Why?
  • What is the most important tchnological advance or discovery in the 1950s? What about 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s?