The Power of Change

Take a look at the two photographs below. The first photograph was taken of 5th Avenue in New York City in 1900. The second photo was taken of the same location just 13 years later. How quickly transportation technology can change!

In this photo from 1900 we see the street full of horse-drawn carriages and just one automobile. Can you spot the automobile?
Just 13 years later we see the same street full of automobiles and just one horse-drawn carriage. Can you spot the horse-drawn carriage?

Discussion Questions:

Which form of transportation is more energy efficient?
What does it take for a society to change? How does technology affect this change?
What new technology have you seen introduced in your lifetime?
What will our transportation look like 13 years from now?


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