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Evolution of Technology
Transcript of Evolution of Technology
Organise & Fund
Ben Hoyle (me)
Image (C) Flick user - quinet
Video (C) Youtube user -backyardbrains
Image (C) Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources
Video (C) National Geographic
11,000 years old!
This actually happened on a different planet!
I challenge anyone not to find this cool!
Image (C) wikipedia user Archi0780
(French) Jam Factory
Not the Internet
No hard cheese for 1000s of years
small (random) changes
over a long period of time
with pressures & constraints...
Image (C) Government Dept. of Virginia
a series of changes
that over a long time
T-Rex image (C) myfavoritedinosaur.com
Comic (C) xkcd.com
, Religious Studies,
Double Award Science
, German, French,
, Geography, and
Systems & Control
Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computing
Fashionable on Glastonbury Tor
Mark Symes -
Chemist (Research Fellow)
Scientific research into energy storage - especially from renewable sources.
Solar Panels (C) Chinneeb
- clean, green + cheap energy
- Nobel prize
- moon chateau
Account Director, Healthcare Public Relations / Graduate Medical Student
Company BristolPharma makes cancer drug CaDie
Reports on Points West says it causes your face to turn green
Cat helps manage what people say about the company - checks facts & plans talking to media
You need to understand the science to write a simple story in everyday terms.
Day-to-day management of two global account teams, planning media strategy, executing media outreach, managing issues, preparing presentations, developing written materials for journalists, doctors and patients, tracking finances and reporting back to our clients.
Cat at 15
James Rene -
Building Services Engineer
Makes buildings come alive
Helps design and build things like this
Skills for Solving Problems
PS: ANyone can do it
Why the WORLD NEEDS YOU TO DO IT
WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
Why I DO It?
Enjoy understanding how the world works
Like working on new and wonderful things
Fewer job worries - almost too much to do
Easier to find work
Work on exciting future technologies
Make the world a better place by doing
- Climate Change
- Aging Population
- Global Competition
- Data overload
PS: - and I thought this bloke in Terminator 2 had the best job in the world
- Energy Crunch
- Sustainable living
- Global Happiness
Other things you could do include: talking to your careers adviser at school or college, or contacting further education colleges, universities and higher education colleges for their course prospectuses.
For further information about careers in engineering look at the following websites...
The Institution of Engineering and Technology – www.theiet.org
Circuit – the IET’s student and graduate website – www.theiet.org/circuit
Future Morph - www.futuremorph.org/
Apprenticeships – www.apprenticeships.org.uk
UCAS – www.ucas.ac.uk
Royal Academy of Engineering – www.raeng.org.uk
WISE (Women into Science & Engineering) – http://www.theukrc.org/wise
Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which they were created.
Didn't initial fully master "machine technology"
Invent a Gastro Gadget
Invent a gastro gadget
Where to start?
A DESIGN FOR YOUR GASTRO GADGET
Now to looks...
Whats In a Name?
Think of a name for your gadget
Develop an advert for your gadget (poster, radio, TV etc)
Discuss in your group
Choose "best" (e.g. most annoying problem)
Write down at least three
Develop 3 ideas that could solve or avoid your chosen problem
Discuss and choose a favourite idea
Draw at least 3 views of your favourite idea showing how it works
Photo (C) Joe Mabel
Keeping the function the same, develop & draw 3 visual improvements
What visual aspects will make a customer buy your gadget?
What will make your product stand out in the shops?
Develop a logo
Intellectual Property Attorneys
Patent / Design Attorney
(Europe & UK)
How have things changed?
How will things change
over next 20 years?
What jobs will people need
to cope with these changes?
At your age!