The eventual erosion of the feudal system- by way of centuries long riots and protests- gave way for the market system. The market system virtually unleashed technological advancement and here's how...
Technology is "any change in daily activity that increases output and enhances the productivity of a working person." Tradition-bound economies, where poor artisans and serfs tilled the property of their landlords, had little incentive to seek technological solutions to increase their yields. That's because any increase in agricultural produce would only mean more food on the landlord's table. And due to years of little to no productive change, the serfs and slaves were accustomed to selling a certain quantity to the village market. Thus, no one carried the extra disposable income to buy the additional yields.
There was little incentive for technological innovation until the dismantling of the feudal system and its consequential end to tradition-bound job/family security. As a result, life became a race for survival and he/she who was best fit to live, won. It is at this point in time that new inventions and improvements to lower costs found their way to the market. Technological innovation implemented to save time and make a profit set the stage for a time in history now known as The Industrial Revolution.
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