Brief history of technological motivation
Around the 1970s our ancestors were basically farmers. That was their motivation. They go to farm on a daily basis to cultivate the ground for their next sowing of seeds.
So that when it’s time to harvest they won’t be left with nothing.
After harvest they gather the little money they made and send their children to school (not all their children) because the money they made from their crops might not be enough to send everyone to school.
Some of their children have to stay at home to assist them. (In some part of the world it’s mostly girls that don’t get sent to school)
This is the kind of life they met when they came into this world, so it’s not their fault.
This goes on for decades until humans on there other side of the start to think of other ways to things.
Probably because they were bored with the way of life. In the 60s and 70s
They were bored of having going to farm, tilling the ground or making cottons for clothes to were and building their houses with wood.
They were bored of not having eletricity.
Bore not having the opportunity to speak or chat with their new crush that lives just few miles away from them or 2 villages from their village.
Everything seems gloom to them.
So they must do something about it. They must put hands together and develop something that will motivate them to develop great things that will over motivate them to develop greater things.
Eventhough they knew that won’t witness the final stage of their development they are happy and motivated because their grand children will witness their efforts and shower them with praises even as they life in their graves.
In Greek they called it “techne” meaning art and craft.
This simply implies that they have got to improve their arts and add perfection to their craft…
Because they seriously need techne or “Technology” in English to motivate them to do great works.
So is technology really the end game or the motivation humans actually need to achieve greatness?
Everyone in the 21s century are not getting the answer to this question right… yes all of us!
If we had looked at technoloy as a motivation or embraced technological motivation by now we should have dsicovered our neirbors rom other planets and probly would have been goign back and forth transacting business with them.
Even at our inorance of technological motivation we still benefit from from it every single minutes.
For a very long time i have not posted any Lamocles on this site. but becaues of my Samsung gadget and my desktop in the office where i work i am able to convince myself to sit down and write a Lamocle like this one you are currently reading now.
You see the motivation there?
Without technological motivation the Wilbrow brothers wouldnt have had the courage to improve the aeroplane and we would have been scared to travel by air because of the number of deaths that would have been reported those days because of the imperfe ct of the aeroplane or the flight system.
In 2001 If Olusegun Obasanjo was not motivated technologically and introduce the mobile system into Nigeria we wouldnt be where we are to day… or maybe our development and economic value would have been delayed and unrelaible.
Majority of success we witness in the 21st century are all motivated by technolgy …. from bill gate to Jeff Bezos to Mack Zukerberg to Linda Ikeji.
This technological motivation didnt start in the 50s or 60s it started right befor 4000 BC. but humans then lack the full capacity to accomplish a higher state of technology to make their life better.. but at least they did something.
Lets cite two geographical locations in the ancient world map that got techonoloigicaly motivated
The peoples of Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians) have been credited with the invention of the wheel, but this is no longer certain. They lived in cities from c. 4000 BC, and developed a sophisticated architecture in mud-brick and stone,including the use of the true arch. The walls of Babylon were so massive they were quoted as a Wonder of the World. They developed extensive water systems; canals for transport and irrigation in the alluvial south, and catchment systems stretching for tens of kilometers in the hilly north. Their palaces had sophisticated drainage systems.
Writing was invented in Mesopotamia, using the cuneiform script. Many records on clay tablets and stone inscriptions have survived. These civilizations were early adopters of bronze technologies which they used for tools, weapons and monumental statuary. By 1200 BC they could cast objects 5 m long in a single piece. The Assyrian King Sennacherib (704-681 BC) claims to have invented automatic sluices and to have been the first to use water screws, of up to 30 tons weight, which were cast using two-part clay molds rather than by the ‘lost wax’ process. The Jerwan Aqueduct (c. 688 BC) is made with stone arches and lined with waterproof concrete.
Greek and Hellenistic engineers were responsible for myriad inventions and improvements to existing technology. The Hellenistic period, in particular, saw a sharp increase in technological advancement, fostered by a climate of openness to new ideas, the blossoming of a mechanistic philosophy, and the establishment of the Library of Alexandria and its close association with the adjacent museion. In contrast to the typically anonymous inventors of earlier ages, ingenious minds such as Archimedes, Philo of Byzantium, Heron, Ctesibius, and Archytas remain known by name to posterity.
Ancient Greek innovations were particularly pronounced in mechanical technology, including the ground-breaking invention of the watermill which constituted the first human-devised motive force not to rely on muscle power (besides the sail). Apart from their pioneering use of waterpower, Greek inventors were also the first to experiment with wind power (see Heron’s windwheel) and even created the earliest steam engine (the aeolipile), opening up entirely new possibilities in harnessing natural forces whose full potential would not be exploited until the Industrial Revolution. The newly devised right-angled gear and screw would become particularly important to the operation of mechanical devices. That is when the age of mechanical devices started.
Because of the slow developement of technology in our days sometimes i’m forced to go back to a saying i heard some years back that “Sicentists claim that humans have not used 1 percent of our brain capacity”
Paul Reber professor of psychology at Northwestern University try to clarify this claim by explaining the capacity of the human brain below:
The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain’s memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). For comparison, if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage.
The point is that if we all embrace technology Motivation wholeheartedly and got motivated by technology we wont be reading any Lamocles or articles that claims that the human brain has just 3 megabite capacity.