The scientific revolution created two new imagined orders 1) that any assumption can be proven wrong i.e. Benjamin Franklin proved that lighting wasn’t god’s wrath with lighting rods. 2) math and observations can be used to create theories that can be tested, for example, we know that disease is also not god’s wrath because of a series of observations and theories that discovered bacteria and viruses. A key example of the effect that science had on imperialist thought was the creation of maps with empty spaces in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Early world maps filled in unexplored regions with monsters and wonders however European maps during the fifteenth century began to depict the unexplored areas as empty, a clear admission of unknowingness. This unknowingness highlights the slow transition to scientific thought for empires as the admission of ignorance is inherently scientific, furthermore, the empty spaces also show the growing imperialist drive in Europe as the recognition of ignorance helped create a desire to expand and discover. Modern scientific experiments and processes are inherently expensive and difficult and therefore require powerful and wealthy people and institutions to fund experiments. The modern market values businesses that sell “intangible
products, such as securities, insurance, and mortgages.” or “premium technology products” not “bulk commodities” (Elmore, 155). These elements are highly affected by the speed of science apple employs their own R&D teams and without the continuing effects of globalization thanks to the internet “a high-tech, information-trading economy” would not be possible.