Technology and the Information Age

             The Information Age is now upon us. In the world today, technology is used all around us. Through the use of computers, cell phones, pagers, calculators, video game consoles, and many other technologically advanced products, communication has changed dramatically. The information age is changing people's everyday activities and making tedious tasks run more efficiently. Personal use and business-related use of computers and technology are constantly increasing. Although there are many positive aspects of the Information Age, there are also many negatives, such as how the Internet is unregulated. Also, there's a very large legal issue over privacy, as well as many ethical issues computer users face daily. Many believe that this era, as developed as it currently is, will continue to progress and evolve over the years to come.
             Our lives have changed greatly because of technology. The Internet has opened up a whole new world of information that everyone can access and utilize. When a student has a project to complete and research is required, years ago the student would have gone to the library and spent hours searching through stacks of books just to find some relevant information. Now, a student can create a query on the Internet through a search engine and is presented with thousands of resources available at their fingertips. The Internet not only provides information but also many new forms of communication. We can correspond with people across the globe through web-cams, instant messaging, and e-mail. This is the reason why globalization is becoming a reality. As a result of globalization, people can communicate with relatives over the Internet and businesses can connect with unlikely partners.
             Not only has communication grown through the Internet but also through newer cell phone technologies and PDAs. In an increasing number of cases, cell phones are replacing landlines and are gaining more uses. PDAs allow you to access ...

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