Today we learned about the industrial revolution and how it affect village life through the playing of a game. The urban game is where you create a village through drawing, and edit it as time passes to follow what would happen if your village got hit by the industrial revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. This connects to technology because it shows the negative and positive effects that progress can have on a town and the people in that town. In the game, we see that the creation of factories, causes the economy to boom, but the family lifestyle of the people to plummet.
Based on Urban Game, do you believe new technology is always good? Why or why not? (Use the game to help you explain your answer!)
No, I do not believe that new technology is always good because based on our findings from the Urban Game, the technological advancements can result in loss of jobs, an abundance of people, and crowded cities with businesses.
I believe that technology isn't always good. In the game, the new technology called for new jobs, which children and women took. They worked in poor conditions and were vulnerable to fatal accidents due to the machinery.
The outcome could be good or bad as it all comes back to who, what and how it’s used. Like in the urban game for example when the canal was added it gave the town an upper hand because they were more advanced which made other towns admire them and maybe even fear them. It really boils down to who’s on the receiving side of it and who benefits or who doesn’t benefit from it.
As it turns out we are playing Urban Game, this is one example of a village in London. #byarsmeetsworld #CNUSDFUNandDONE -by @susie_pantoja pic.twitter.com/TTetU1PaxD— 🌍👨🎓👩🎓B210 Tweets👩🎓👨🎓🌎 (@tweetsfromB210) June 19, 2018