What are some of the negative aspects of technology

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What are some of the negative aspects of technology, more specifically, when we allow technology to control us? One
Points Received:30 of 30Comments:Question 5.Question :(TCO 7) Describe in detail our population's impact on the environment. Provide a few detailed examples. Also, compare and contrast population rates in different parts of the world. Which areas are increasing more than others, and why? Do you think the human population will continue to always increase?Student Answer:Overpopulation is destroying the world. It's very simple, as the population increases, so does things that harm our world. Carbon emissions from cars used, waste production increasing landfills, and even the amount of land cleared to make more room for houses, apartments, condos, and so on. This harms our environment in many ways. Clearing more land means more animals without homes, less
plant life to filter our air, and more pollution from the homes being built.Instructor Explanation:Obviously, as any living population increases in any ecosystem, itcauses stress on the environment. These stresses sometimes include space, over population, and over use of food and resources. This stress can often cause disruptions in the ecological food chains. This sometimes impacts the environment as well. This impact often causes many different forms of pollution and even is believed to be one of the causes of Global Warming and Climate Change. The global ecosystem is set up only to allow so much of a population to be successful. This involves energy through the food chain. When certain populations get too big, nature usually has its own control methods to balance it out. But, over the yearshumans have interfered with many of these controls thus creating many problems. For example, humans have accidently introduced the Zebra Mussel, Sea Lamprey, and many other species into the Great Lakes which has taken over and caused the near extinction of the natural species in that region. The introductions of new species of fauna and flora into regions often disrupt this balance and the predator and prey relationships and ratios. Sometimes some fauna and flora are introduced that haveno natural predators, which causes their populations to sometimes explode and others to either decrease or even go extinct. Incidents like these usually occur in geographically isolated regions like islands. Australia is a good example of this as well as many of the islands on in the Pacific Rim. For example, a few species of mice and rats have been introduced to Australia which only caused their populations to explode and eat up crops and spread disease. Another example in the USA would be the introduction of the possum as well as many other species that people bring over for pets which escape. There are stories of crocodiles living in the NYC Subways!
Points Received:24 of 30Comments:Good answer! Just not enough detail for full credit.

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