Earlier generations of the Industrial Revolution

Most agree that the first generation of the Industrial Revolution began in the middle of the 18th century. Let's go back in history to see how it led to the evolution of the IIoT today. The 18th and 19th centuries, which experienced the Industrial Revolution saw a transition from the manually intensive manufacturing processes to the mechanization of the manufacturing. This laid the foundation of the modern heavy industries. At the time, most people lived on farms and worked in agriculture. Factories were commonly located close to rivers and streams where they could be powered by water wheels, and there was usually much handwork involved. With the invention of the steam engine, factories could ...

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