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In the following paper I am going to attempt to discuss the hindering effects of technology. How technology affects the laziness of our children, desensitizes our otherwise compassionate human race, and may eventually lead us to our doom. Also in this paper I will attempt to discuss some benefits of modern technology as relating to family and communal prosperity. Since the invention of Eli Whitneys cotton gin back in the 1800s men have had their brains full steam ahead on the idea of technology and its advancement into our everyday lives. Leading us up to the present day where we can have a hot cooked neucro meal at the push of the button. Our music no longer has to be cranked by hand, in fact our latest CD players can hold up to a hundred CDs or more. So what's wrong with quick hot meals and hours of aural pleasure? To that I say nothing, but for example; weve come up with these microwaveable dinners full of long unpronounceable words, and we start to feed these to our children nightly. Then after dinner the kiddies get into their un-smoged turbo diesel Benz and pop a CD into the player then they crank the music up to 90db. Ten years from now your kid is going to be nothing but a def ball of preservatives. What I am getting at is this, the advancement of technology only leads to an escalation of our demands for more wants and needs. Example; Henry Ford makes a great car. Now-a-days we need a fast, fuel burning, back firing, confederate flag wavein, diesel truck. Ok so what about TV? Well, TV was a cool invention; then we got color TV, then a remote for the TV, next surround sound, VCRs, video games (more remotes), and finally today, what do we have? Epileptic Japanimation.

As I have pointed out, technology help...

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...uge beneficial role these communities play in today's society. Being able to hold entire town meetings online is a likely next step. But with these electronic communities, I worry about our real community. I just hope while people online seem more than willing to help, that we don't forget to smile at passing strangers, or hold a door open for a woman with her infant. Because it has proven over time that as technology increases and we better our technology further, leading us to become more dependant on our new machines and their shiny gadgets. I urge this; Live your life to the fullest, enjoy what modern comforts we can provide, but don't forget to think about what life would be like without technology. We might actually have to meet our neighbors face to face!

Works Cited

Holeton, Richard. Composing Cyberspace. San Francisco, California: McGraw Hill, 1998

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