Neil Postman's Technopoly: The Surrender Of Culture To Technology

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Over the years, technology has by far progressed so much that it is difficult for us as a society to keep up with new technologies that is in store for us. The chapter The Judgement of Thamus in Neil Postman’s book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology explains to us that there is technophiles out there in the world who ignore what technology will “undo” and only focus on what the technology can do for them, hence the name given to them. Postman then states that the solution to the issue is for people to be aware of the changes ahead when the new technology is introduced to the society. He specifies that “Every technology is both a burden and a blessing; not either or, but this and that” (Postman). He sums up the idea that technology …show more content…

Well there are many reasons for the creation of GMOs. One purpose to note was to develop crops with pest resistant traits, and resistant to low cost, environmentally safer herbicides. These would result fewer and less troublesome chemicals needed to control the pest situation in certain …show more content…

It is relative cheaper to use GMOs since they are designed to yield more outcomes compared to the natural way. Besides changing the DNA in our fruits and vegetables we eat, they also have been injecting our animals with something to make them produce more meat, milk, and eggs. A good prime example of the use of GMOs is the cows. About roughly 60 years ago, it was perceived that injecting cows with growth hormones increased milk production. In the 1980s, it became possible and economically beneficial to produce large quantities of bovine GH, bGH for short, using recombinant DNA processes. Back then the FDA approved commercial use of growth hormones rbST and rbGH to be used in cows to increase the milk production for the growing population. As the result of the injection of growth hormones, the cows later showed symptom of Mastitis. What is Mastitis you ask? It’s a common symptom among cows that are injected with the rbgh hormone. Whenever cows are forced to produce more milk than normal, they become more prone to udder infections. Mastitis is a condition which can increase the amount of cow’s pus that ends up in the milk. Mastitis is treated with antibiotics, nonetheless it leads to the increase of the antibiotic residues that are present in milk fed to consumers. Bet you are going to go check if your milk carton states that it uses cows injected with rbST or

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