Essay On The Effects Of Technology On Western Culture

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“Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We 're online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.” In this quote, James Comey emphasizes how technology has overrun the world and people are essentially becoming our own technology’s devotees, and as time has passed, technology has changed drastically resulting in effects and changes in the way Western culture operates and improves. These improvements have resulted in a substantial amount of reactions towards technology itself and the way technology has affected the view of society, for the better or worse.
The taking over of the world by technology allowed improvements in not only the way society works, but the way society grows as a whole, and everywhere you look, there are people on the streets, at restaurants, at the gym, on their phones. Consequently, the change in technology has affected the way people transmit information due to having a significant amount of resources in the palm of their hand. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and most importantly the internet all have changed the way Western culture works.
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Technology has had an effect on businesses throughout the world, providing the buying and selling of merchandise to businesses to include using tablets to swipe credit or debit cards. Opposed to letters or postcards used previously for communication with others, people now use phones to communicate with someone potentially on the other side of the world and use other devices to purchase items online, where your package could arrive the next day. The loss of the world would be a result of the loss of technology, demonstrating the alterations in technology over
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