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The Information Age Is Now Upon Us

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The Information Age is now upon us. In the world today, technology is used all around us. Through the use of computers, cell phones, video game consoles and many other technologically advanced products. It also has changed the way we communicate completely. The information age is changing peoples every day activities and making tedious tasks run more efficiently. Robots are performing jobs that are normally done by humans and completing them at a faster rate. In Zeynep Tufekci article Failing the Third Machine Age she argues that “Humans have only so many “irreplaceable” skills, and the idea that we’ll just keep outrunning the machines, skill-wise, is a folly.” (Tufekci) Although there are many positive aspects of the Information Age,…show more content…
Now, a student can use the Internet through a search engine and is presented with thousands of resources available instantly. The Internet not only provides information but also may new forms of communication. We can communicate with people across the world through web-cams, instant messaging and e-mail. As a result, people can communicate with relatives over the Internet and businesses can connect with unlikely partners that might be in different parts of the world. Not only has communication grown through the Internet but also through newer cell phone technologies. Cell phone companies like Apple and Samsung have developed cell phones that can almost do the same things that a computer could normally do. Cell phones are not used for talking to someone or text messaging someone anymore. Browsing the internet, sending emails, taking photographs or videos, playing games, is just a short list of what cell phones are able to execute. According to an article from TIME magazine “Out of the world’s estimated 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones. Only 4.5 billion people have access to working toilets.” (Wang) That number is exceptionally large but it sounds completely plausible to me, even though that I believe that it might be difficult to actually determine how many people in the world actually own a cell phone. I also find it very odd how they compared it to the amount of people that have access to working toilets. That
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