LUIS - Luis Brocq Mr. Johnson English 1101 If someone asks...

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Luis Brocq Mr. Johnson English 1101 If someone asks what has been the main advance of the XX century, the main progress of this century, the answer won’t be the discovery of penicillin or the creation of the United Nations; indeed, the answer will be the extraordinary transformation computers have done to the concept of civilization. However, today’s people have, without doubt, become too dependent on computers as well as on computer-based machines, and, sadly, this fact has turned humans into a mechanized machine. As the German philosopher and sociologist Erich Fromm stated on his book “The Revolution of Hope. Towards a Humanized Technology”, human’s relationships have turned to a stage where people don’t interact with humans but consumes machines (Fromm, pg 46). Certainly, people have become too dependent on computers and on technological systems because computer-based machines changed the consumption pattern, created the fallacy that living into a technological life will improve people’s living standards, and because computers lead people to an already known future. Since the creation of the internet, back in the 1990’s, computers and almost all computer- based machines have been changing the way people see and react towards consumption. According to Robert Theobald, computers allow the system to produce more products from just
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Abbott during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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LUIS - Luis Brocq Mr. Johnson English 1101 If someone asks...

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