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Unformatted text preview: Op-EdTechnology is changing culture with all the different technological devices available today that was not of existence. This cultural issue exposes the idea of progression as technological devices advance, but it is problematic because the technological devices become a part of life. “We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us,” quoted by Henry David Thoreau, is the best way to explain my point of view; technology was invented to better serve society but society is being controlled by technology because people become too dependent on it. Lack of face-to-face communication is the reason why human beings do not progress in the society of advanced technology as they become addicted and dependent on what they have created. Consumers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on electronics every year because they want the newer and better gadget. The cell phone was originally designed to help verbally communicate with others if the caller was not in the vicinity of a landline telephone. As technology has advanced, the use of the 'talk' feature has become less important as texting and other forms of communication were made. Apple created the iPhone 4 with the slogan “This changes everything. Again.” More applications are available with access to internet, games, HD cameras, and videos. Society cannot settle for less. Regardless of how well conditioned the older version of the iPhone was, people feel that it is necessary to upgrade to the newer version....
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mechlinski during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08