The Evolution Of The Telephone

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The Evolution Of The Telephone: Friend Or Foe? Over the past few decades the evolution of the telephone has dramatically changed the way in which we interact with each other and the world around us. Just looking at the past ten years, the advances in the development of the telephone are immense. With this realization though heeds caution, because just like anything that is not managed properly, the technology of today has the potential to reap destruction on homes and families. James Surowiecki, a staff writer at the New Yorker said “Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.” (2008) It seems that although the world is essentially at our finger tips and our technology allows us to communicate with anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world, the vast majority of people are more distant from those around them than at any other point in history. Knowledge and resources are easily accessed by the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen and people are more displaced because of it. I want to take a brief look at the history and development of the Landline, The Mobile Phone, and the Smartphone as well as evaluate the cost and benefits of each of them on the generation that they had

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