Discoveries And Invention Of Technology

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Discoveries And Invention Of Technology

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Discoveries and invention of technologies are always welcome until we, humans, find a way to abuse its benefits and be adversely affected by it. This is the case with almost every technology we cannot seem to survive with today. Computers, cell phones, mp3 players, and so on are some examples that have not existed hundred years ago but which we now heavily rely on and carry almost every day. Among all the discoveries and invention of technologies, however, automobile stands as the beauty of all invention which plays a greater importance to the American society despite its negative effects. Automobile’s ability to transport from places to places has significantly changed the lives of almost all Americans socially, environmentally, and economically.

The first and foremost reason why automobile was ever created was for transportation. Hundred years ago when automobiles did not exist, it was very inconvenient for people to reach their destination; they either had to walk long distances or ride on horses, which could take days or even weeks. Socially, it was difficult for people to get around and meet people outside their “crowd” and home. Therefore, there was very limited social life. The saying “it’s a small world” did not really take into effect until automobiles took over the business industry. When the first automobile boom occurred during the late 1800’s, it was a clear success. Many people claimed that owning an automobile has affected their life in a positive way. Automobiles allowed a convenient and easier access to transportation which many people longed for. People no longer worried about getting to places and became more social outside their comfort zone. Also, people gained freedom through owning an automobile. As a student, I find validity in this statement. Before I was given a driver's license, my life was a chaos. I had to waste time walking home from school and from waiting for my ride when I needed one. Time, without my own...

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