Science affects society in a variety of areas, including basic ones like transport, industry, economy and technology. Throughout history, there have been multiple occasions on which science has had a profound impact on society.
The infrastructure of society as known today is the result of science. The impact of science on society started to become extremely visible after the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. The most significant impact of science on society is in specific sectors, such as information, communication, physical sciences and energy. Another impact of science on society relates to the way humans view themselves and their origin.