Jay Ligda talks to Dr. Rick Chromey, historian and the author of “Gen Tech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are.” Tipping Points are the rate at which technology is adopted by that masses. Jay & Rick talk about the growth of technology during the 20th century and how it affected social change in relationship to authority.
Visit Dr. Rick Chromey at: https://rickchromey.com
In this episode you will learn:
- 00:04:00 – What are technological “tipping points.”
- 00:10:13 – Time frame between the introduction of technology until it’s tipping point.
- 00:11:00 – Cultural shifts that occurred with the invention of the television.
- 00:14:38 – Decentralization occurring due to smart phone technology.
- 00:16:37 – Generational shifts based on technology.
- 00:18:50 – Relationship between closing the gap between technical innovation & its tipping point. and generation gaps.
- 00:22:24 – Smart technology and it’s impact on the generations.
- 00:27:08 – The democratization of data and the decentralization of data.
- 00:29:50 – Relationship between technological evolution and the trust of authority.
- 00:36:15 – Evolution of writing with the PC, it’s impact on book publication, and the decline of book publication with the digital age.
- 00:41:40 – The inventor of the television.
- 00:43:40 – The German role in the space race.
- 00:48:58 – Three reasons children and teens act out.
- 00:52:28 – Relationship between children and teens acting out and the evolution of technology.
- 00:56:46 – Effects of smartphone technology and the younger generation.
- 00:57:36 – Again, the cultural shifts that occurred with the invention of the television.
- 01:00:30 – “Chicken or egg” argument around media and culture.
- 01:01:06 – Who are we, really?
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