Argumentative Essay: The Advancement Of New Technology

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The advancement of new technology has been going on since the beginning of human history. From the invention of spears and knives made out of rocks and sticks to aid in the capturing and killing of animals for food to items like the computers and smartphones.

The advancement in technology has been exceptionally fast in the 20th and 21st century. With electronic technology and machines being produced and improved all the time, it was very likely that along with the positive aspects of these new advancements, people would also consider the negative aspects and look to criticize new technology.

Every day another company brings out something more advanced in an attempt to win the consumer war against another company. Consumerism is driving the
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This advancement can be seen to have fallen into the wrong hands, as the bomb was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and later over the city of Nagasaki killing almost 200,000 Japanese people who were mostly civilians. The bomb was the decision of life or death and in the United States’ hands, they desired death, so the bomb was dropped.

Technology does not yet have a mind of its own, yet that it what most of the negative claims are suggesting and are fearful of. The loss of tradition is also a fear that comes through on the majority of the negative criticisms. They can rarely see the positives of technology because they are living in fear of losing their heritage and culture and giving it over to something that they fear could overrule humanity.

Herbert Simon, a Nobel prize winner, said ‘As we design new technology, as we make use of our knowledge about the world and the knowledge that we are gaining about ourselves, about our thinking processes, we will realize that we have to apply our technology in a way that keeps man’s peace with the universe in which he lives, instead of conceiving our technology as a weapon with which man can wage war on the rest of
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