Water: as a motive force in history
The changes in water conveyance technology reveal technical revolutions reverberate depending on the extent of the organizational and imaginative features of related inventions.
Postman argues that ideas emerge from the power of key tools over our imaginations.
Pacey argues, that the correct context for tools includes conversations and materials revealing both the intent and fashions that are indicative of every culture.
But is there a worthwhile distinction to make between survival and fine technology? Pacey insists that there are important and revealing lessons we can discover separating one from the other and describing the details about how they relate to one another.
The inventive imagination displayed in China based on the uses of water was an example of how survival and fine technologies were coadapted together to develop a means of motive power, crop irrigation, flood control and consummate fine techniques.