Communities and Technology

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Technological advances will continuously be a part peoples? lives in the 21st century. Progression in technology is inevitable. People are always looking for short cuts when it comes to work. Thus, miscellaneous appliances are invented to save time and energy when it comes to every day chores. Because of these inventions, the people of today rely on technology. When glitches or malfunctions occur, people are sometimes lost and unable to function on the same level as before. Therefore, a strong dependence has developed between the public and technology.

Cities are a central location for the formation and development of new technology. Many innovations take place in urban atmospheres. New forms of communication are being developed daily. Businesses rely very heavily on the internet according to Mitchell L. Moss in his article, ?Technology and Cities.? Because of increased communication, sales and commerce increased as well. The internet and other relatively new communication inventions, like email, are credited with the improved commerce businesses are experiencing.

Email is used much more than regular mail or ?snail mail? which it is now called because of email. This feature of the more connected world is cheaper, reliable, and convenient.

Like all other societal progressions, the new age of technology has its negative effects as well. Certain ways and means of human life have become obsolete. For instance, objects and places like maps and libraries. If one were to explain to others that they got to a destination by reading a paper map, that person will be viewed as weird or eccentric. That exact instance has happened to me. No one uses maps anymore because all you have to do is go on the internet and get directions from mapquest. As for libraries, students rarely use libraries if the internet is available in their home. In...