The Prestige: One Change at a Time
00:00:07 - 00:02:20
Nicola Tesla meets with his financier, Robert Angier, and mentions the personal and societal burdens of change and technological development.

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  1. What does the phrase "'man's reach exceeds his grasp" mean?
  2. Tesla claims that "man's grasp exceeds his nerve. The only limits on scientific progress are these imposed by society." Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    evaluate the impact of improved communication technology among cultures
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the influences of science and technology on contemporary societies. The stud...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain how resources, belief systems, economic factors, and political decisions have affected the u...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe ways in which technology influences human interactions with the environment such as humans ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare types and uses of technology, past and present
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of science and technology on the economic development of the Unit...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of the Neolithic and Industrial revolutions and globalization on ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify important changes in human life caused by the Neolithic Revolution and the Industrial Revol...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the role of telecommunication technology, computer technology, transportation technology, an...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands how current technology affects human interaction. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze examples of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to changes in available technology

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