This is a good question. Let me name two ways in which the industrial revolution impacts us even today. So many things could be stated that we need to be selective.
First, the industrial revolution created huge cities and this trend has continued even today. And if the experts are correct, then this trend will continue into the future.
Second, the industrial revolution, at least, in advanced economies has created a consumeristic culture. With the mass production of goods, goods became cheaper to buy. This caused people to consume more. It was not good enough to have one television. This trend has been intensified today. Look at the debt crisis we are in.
This depends a great deal on where you are in the world. A person in a developing country is, for example, being affected much more strongly by the Industrial Revolution than one in the rich world. In the developing world, you can say the Industrial Revolution is just beginning. People are moving to cities to work in factories with all the good (more money, access to more opportunities) and bad (slum life, abusive working conditions) that that entails. In the rich world, we feel the impacts mostly in the fact that we have all the goods we could possibly want and rarely have to do physical labor. This is because the Industrial Revolution happened long ago in our countries and is no longer changing the way we live.
The industrial revolution marked a major turning point in Earth’s ecology and humans’ relationship with their environment. The Industrial Revolution dramatically changed every aspect of human life and lifestyles. The impact on the world’s psyche would not begin to register until the early 1960s, some 200 years after its beginnings. From human development, health and life longevity, to social improvements and the impact on natural resources, public health, energy usage and sanitation, the effects were profound.
Effects of the Industrial Revolution
On the one hand the Industrial Revolution brought masses of people from the country to the city. It led to higher standards of living, as inexpensive manufactured goods came on the market. It increased trade between nations. On the other hand, the revolution, in its early days, brought exploitation of workers; slums; and great suffering as a result of periodic unemployment. The wonders of modern science are a result of the Industrial Revolution, but so are the horrors of modern war. The Industrial Revolution brought on the rise of capitalism, socialism, and communism. Labor unions, social legislation, government regulation—all are outgrowths of the Industrial Revolution.
and the manufacturing also
thanks for your answers....but i need more detailed answer specifically about how it effects the child labor? how are working children effected?kindly look for more details:)