If you took away technology
If you took away technology from the primary sector (raw goods) of our economy agriculture, mining, forestry, farming, fishing, quarrying the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the secondary sector (finished goods) of our economy automobiles, textiles, chemicals, engineering, aerospace, energy, breweries, construction, shipbuilding the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the tertiary sector (service industry) of our economy retail and wholesale sales, transportation and distribution, entertainment, restaurants, clerical services, media, tourism, insurance, banking, health care, law the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from the quaternary sector (intellectual activities) of our economy government, culture, libraries, scientific research, information technology the work of most employees in most locations would shut down immediately. The sector would be at a standstill.\n\n
If you took away technology from K-12 or postsecondary educators, who are part of the quaternary sector, the work of most employees in most locations (i.e., teachers and professors) would remain fairly unaffected. Although there would be a few hiccups or inconveniences, the core work of core employees teaching could proceed, business as usual.\n\n
The only industries that I can think of that would remain similarly unaffected are the custodial and residential construction industries folks with mops and hammers.\n
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- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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