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  • Invention Of Cellular Phones
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    Ever since it developed, there has been controversy over whether or not mechanical inventions benefit our lives. Doug Rennie's article, "Faxed to the Max", says "the time saving devices we created give us more freedom to do what we want have instead imprisoned us in our own technology". Although this may be true to some people, everyone has the power to resist technological devices. People can chose to use these tools to enhance their lifestyles, like they can chose to use a hammer or a saw for ...
  • Chernobyl Accident
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    Chernobyl: The Dark Side Of Technological Progress The development of the civilization brought up many discoveries that completely changed the way people lived. The inventions of the wheel, gunpowder, electricity, radio and television, all of them affected mankind in their time. Nuclear power was one of those inventions. It provided a lot of energy from a very little amount of material. Although we have received many benefits from our modern advanced science and technology, we must realize that ...
  • International Treaty To Ban Landmines
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    Landmines recent report on the ban the production and the use of landmines which appeared in the International Post caught my attention. Credit for the lucidly written report should be given to Ms Kazka, a colleague of mine, who illuminated the pertinent issues involved in the controversy revolving the production of landmines. Although the Philippines is fortunate enough not to have experienced the anguish of states like Afghanistan and Bosnia, we as a nation, averse at atrocities brought about ...
  • Advances In Technology
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    The cost of human life is too high a price to pay for advances in technology. This statement is true for many reasons. For example, innocent people are dying which isn t fair, the habitats of many wild species are being destroyed and technological advances can be achieved without the destruction of nature and life. There are many more reasons, but these three will be the basis on the topic. Firstly, referring to the movie, A Civil Action in which a small town is plagued with the disease leukemia...
  • Due To The Great Power Of Technology
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    Influential Technology Technology in a sense is a great thing but can also be used as a weapon. Technological advances in our lifetime are not always helpful to the average American, like a nuclear warhead or something of that sort. Technology influences everything in our lives from our beliefs, values, and our norms. Due to the great power of technology we must use it wisely and not for destruction. Technology can be both used in good ways to influence people, and bad. The way in which technolo...
  • Mr Kilby
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    Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip Matthew Ford BUSA 2101 A- 8 AM T, R Many people living in this fast-paced, globally-connected world often take for granted the amount of technology that goes into the little "gadgets" they love. They also do not often think about the people that made this technology possible. Throughout history, there have been only a handful of persons that have truly altered the way in which a society operates and lives. Jack Kilby's invention of the monolithic integrated ...
  • Literature And The Written Word
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    In today's world filled with technology and mechanical science, it is difficult to foresee the future of books as we know them. Before the age of computerized wisdom and technological entertainment, means of leisure and amusement were few and far between. Without the luxuries of television, stereo, and internet, passive entertainment was nonexistent. To escape the rigors of everyday life, people could not just lose themselves in an abyss of pixels, but were forced to find other ways to flee real...
  • Afraid Of New Technology
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    Resistance to Technology Technology. What would we do without it Probably have a lot less fun and have a lot shorter life span. Think about it, you couldnt watch Dawsons Creek or Friends every week. That would mean that the lives of millions of teenage girls in America would cease to exist. And yet there are still some people who are afraid of new technology. Theyre afraid of a technology that could improve the lives of Americans just because they saw a couple of science fiction movies where an ...
  • Ray Bradbury
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    In Ray Bradbury's, Fahrenheit 451, he predicts a dismal future full of technology, which has been over run with censorship and propaganda. When Bradbury presents his predictions for the future, he depicts many devices and ideas that are now a reality, even though the book was written over 40 years ago. In a discrete fashion, he proposes his thoughts on censorship and propaganda. Thereupon, Bradbury emphasizes the power of propaganda in people's minds, changing their own opinions. Thus concluding...
  • German Airship
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    On the night of October 1, 1916, the German Navy Zeppelin L-21 was pushing her way through the high, thin air over Central England near Norfolk. As the airship cleared a bank of clouds, her commander, Captain Kurt Franken berg, saw 70 miles to the south, another zeppelin held in the bright glare of the London searchlights. Strands of clouds drifted by, obscuring his view, and then with wondrous clarity he again saw the other airship. She was in flames, glowing in the evening sky, falling quickly...
  • Quality Of Peoples Life
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    As an individual living in the era of rapid development of technology, I believe that technology facilitates people's life and creates more comfort in people's life. The advancement of technology has remarkably improved the quality of life. In contemporary history, every appearance of a new technology has improved the social advancement, enhancing the quality of life. The invention of the car and the plane made it possible for people to travel far away from their home for vacation and business. ...
  • Negative Effects Of Technology
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    With the development of technology, that the affects of technology are not always positive is generally accepted by public. Technology itself is a two-edged weapon, so it is impossible to hope that technology will only do good to human society and social development. Instead mankind should try to reduce the negative effects of technology. Admittedly, modern technologies which are intended to improve human's life initially do produce some new problems that never emerge before the industrial revol...

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