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Compare & Contrast essay about technologies

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Email, Cell phones, Internet, Television, Pagers, and Computers is the way

of the future, or is it now trademarks of everyday life? Today in 2002 peoples

lives seem so interconnected with the ways that technology has been able to

bridge the gap in communications. Fifty years ago, you had limited options,

sending mail from the post office (which today has been labeled "snail mail") or

calling them. We now have a wide variety of communication devices accessible to

us so that we are never out of touch. Multimedia, Television, and internet bring

into our homes images of violence, sex, ideals, and everything that is out there in

the world. One of the current issues that has been approached is "Is there to

much information accessible to us?" Since we are overwhelmed with so much

information, scenes of sex, violence, and also by ways of communication, we are

slowly loosing the sensors of right and wrong, everything is becoming almost like

a video game. Compared to fifty years ago, America today is facing a whole new

set of problems that was not even a consideration or a thought of Americans of

yesteryear. Morals, communication, society’s beliefs, trends, value of life, and

even workplace environments are worlds apart from our past, and all this within

a short span of time. We do not reflect the utopia that people from 1952 may

have imagined for us with flying cars, ray guns, and life in space. We are a

generation caught up in the world of high speed information and instant

everything, even instant life (cloning and genetic research).

The world of communication is so egregious; we don’t know what to do.

From email, to computers, to chat rooms; it’s how people meet and interact with

each other now. These so called “Internet cafes" how does this affect people? Are

people more open today about meeting people than they were 50 years ago? 50

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