A byproduct of the ever evolving human race has been technology

A byproduct of the ever evolving human race has been technology

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A byproduct of the ever evolving human race has been technology, which grows proportionally as the race furthers into evolutionary progress. These parallel evolutionary structures are present, because as the human race evolves it develops and creates newer and more efficient tools to help satisfy their everyday needs, and allow for their lives to run smoother. When human kind develops these new technologies they become incorporated into the lives of those who created them, leading to a dependency on technology that can be taken away at anytime. While the argument of whether or not the human race has become dependent on technology is one that has been argued many times over. The presentations of solutions to this problem have been few. Many different experts in the field of evolution have contradicting opinions, but there is a conclusion that can be made from their works as a whole. The most viable option to counter dependence on technology is moderation, not suspended use. Without fire and tools humankind would still be cavemen no better than apes, it is our intelligence that allows us to create such things, and as such should be allowed to use this created technology however it decides. There are many reasons that the majority of the populations views dependence on technology in such a negative way. Although there are many reasons the main reasons are, what happens when we lose technology, and some the side-effects that technology has placed on society. Before discussions of whether humanities dependence on technology is necessary the evolution of the race, first the establishment of the fact that the world is dependent on technology must be established. If someone in America today were to look around they would most likely see a minimum of 5 modern technological innovations, for example, cell phones, computers, printers, televisions, iPods, and many more. In only the last 4 years the percentage of teens owning mp3 players more than tripled from 18% to 76%, and cell phones went from a low 39% to almost doubling to 66%.(Reed, Brad) This massive increase in the amount of technology owned does not necessarily mean that the world is dependent on technology only that people like to listen to music and make calls more than they previously did. It was also shown that in a recent survey that ½ of American adults have some social networking profile; this doesn’t count the fact that more than ½ of children have a social networking profile. This still doesn’t prove that the world has become dependent on technology, only that people wish to use the internet to reach out to people that they would otherwise never meet. It is not until people are without technology that they find out just how
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A byproduct of the ever evolving human race has been technology

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