Technology And Technology

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Lexicographers define technology as “the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization” ( Dictionary.com). To put this into more common terms, technology is the use of advances that help to change a group of people for better or possibly for worse. Some critics argue that technology is slowly downgrading our society. I’ve always believed technology is a crutch that has helped to our civilization to make every day processes more simplified, but allows for focus on more important tasks. Technology is changing our minds and behaviors, but it is for the better; although technology has made us less independent, it has improved our connection to expand our scope of knowledge. Technology has long been a part of human history. As far back as stone tools and dependence on fire humans have used technology to shape how we think. For example, look at the creation of the boat. Before the boat people would have to live only off what was to be found in the immediate area. But after the creation of the boat people could get the first imports from the village up the river. This would change how people thought and how to survive off a more available amount of supplies. Technology can help with humans with our everyday actives. Clive Thompson is a freelance journalist and blogger, also the author of the essay “Smarter than you think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better”. In his essay Thompson brings forth the idea

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