Electricity, magnetism and atomic energy take over industry in the 19th and 20th century. Einstein lives in a world of new technologies. Electical engineering and the chemical industry celebrate many triumphs. They overcome the old restrictions of mechanical forces.
Science begins to have a better understanding of heat, light, electricity and magnetism. New invisible radiation is discovered and finally a completely new source of energy - nuclear power.
The successes of science are relected in the popularity of a scientific worldview. The young Einstein is inspired by Bernstein's „Naturwissenschaftlichen Volksbücher“ that represents this worldview.
But the discovery and control of new energies has its price. The building blocks of science based on mechanics become more and more fragile. The cracks become the starting point for Einstein's revolution of classical natural science.