America's Influence On The Modern World

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Konrad Zuse is the man who invented an American addiction. From 1935 to 1938, Zuse built Z1, the world’s first program-controlled computer; although there were certain mechanical problems, it had all the basic ingredients of modern machines (People.ISDIA, “Inventor of the First Working Computer"). As time passed on, more developed and successful computers became increasingly popular- it even became a luxury household item during the 1980s. People were enamored with computers, but the positivity could only go so far. Humans are beginning to believe that the technological world they have created is their reality. For the tech-addicts, there is no reality. From the beautiful sky of Aurora Borealis to the great depths of the Grand Canyon, there…show more content…
Neal Gabler, a famous author, once referred to celebrities as “human pseudo-events: hollow façades illuminated by publicity” (Gabler, “The Greatest Show on Earth”). By this, he is implying that celebrities are a fake reality that is solely used for public entertainment. A major pseudo-event is one that can be found on the history tab of most people’s Internet browsers is Facebook. With more than five hundred million active users, it is easy to infer that Facebook is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Even author David Brooks admits that he is an addict, stating, “…and when the memes are spreading and humiliation videos are shared on Facebook- I’ll be there too” (Brooks, “The Outsourced…show more content…
“I think I know what’s going on. For more than a decade now, I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet” (Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?). Nussbaum’s facts and Carr’s own personal experience prove that extensive use of computers can have a negative effect on the brain and concentration that leads to a lack of true happiness, like long stretches of prose used to bring Nicholas Carr before his dependence on the Internet. The transition towards nature and away from technology makes people happier, smarter and more unified because they will all be witnessing the same natural beauty and have the concentration to fully understand the natural
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