Technology and Social Change

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Technology and Social Change Page 1 Leslie Chappell SOC/100 University of Phoenix 03/28/2016 Technology and Social Change Page 2 Americans are faced with increasing change of technology in everyday life. Most of the time, the change happens, and we don't realize how it affects our lives. I remember talking to my grandparents about their younger years; it made me realize how technology changes from generation to generation. Technology is scientific knowledge and the making of tools to solve problems. The technological advances are vehicles, airplanes, radio, TV, cell phones, and computers. The 20th century has changed how people meet, interact, learn, work, and do business. This type of knowledge…show more content…
When it comes to the environment, the farming community has enabled food production to be increased, but it's made the human population growth to overwhelm the natural world to be lead to disaster unless people in today's society choose to control the population growth. Wealthy countries have allowed us to gain access to natural resources like coal, oil, and gas. Solar energy has been a recent emerging Technology and Social Change Page 4 form on technology consequences of solar energy is that it's expensive to buy, it's claimed to be associated with pollution, and it requires space that not a lot of people have. However, its environmentally friendly reduces the cost of your power bill, and its low maintenance. Americans are increasingly being caught up in technology, the new phones that come out each year, the new tablets, etc. they aren't focused on what is more important in life such as family. Social media is a growing development that is controlling the lives of adolescents and young adults. It's affecting the environment and health care in both positive and negative ways. Ultimately, I think it's up to us as individuals to determine how much we rely on technology. There many who doesn't depend on it at all and live happier lives than those who do. Technology and Social
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