The modern world
The modern period has been a period of significant development in the fields of science, politics, warfare, and technology. It has also been an age of discovery and globalization. During this time that the European powers and later their colonies, began a political, economic, and cultural colonization of the rest of the world.
The concept of the modern world as distinct from an ancient world of historical and outmoded artifacts rests on a sense that the modern world is primarily the product of relatively recent and revolutionary change.
Advances in all areas of human activity:-
appear to have transformed an "Old World" into the 'Modern or New World. In each case, the identification of a Revolutionary change can be used to demarcate the old and old-fashioned from the modern. < ...
To describe the world in which we all live and work, are born into and die out of, and to comment upon the origins of our world, it is necessary to outline the founders of our world – men, and women, who might appear to have outgrown their fame as contributors to our world. Who, for instance, with the advances of technology and the sciences that support and further it, thinks of men like Euclid, who lived in the 3rd Century BC? Who credits that man with anything other than the principles of plane and solid geometry – systems that have been responsible, on one level, of torturing the minds of schoolchildren being taught its principles and being then expected to apply them on paper? Yet, his methods of deductive reasoning are at the very heart of democratically governed societies, from his day until ours.