Effects of Modern Age Technology

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AP English Language and Composition, 4
11 November, 2010
Effects of Modern Age Technology
“I cannot imagine how I would live without it.” These are the words uttered by countless teenagers and adults about the technology they use to enhance their daily lives. It is hard to remember the days of lugging around CD’s and walk-mans. Bicycles as transportation seem like a thing of the past. Writing notes and remembering information for the next day is long forgotten. Reading encyclopedias and using books for research papers seems nonexistent. Simple technological advancements have changed how people view the world. As a child of a modern age, technology has become an integral part of my everyday life. A separation of these technical innovations would not come without adverse effects. 1. The Cell Phone: Can You Hear Me Now?

Finally, after much debate and competition, the world’s first cell phone had been invented. Martin Cooper topped the modern handheld cell phone era after inventing the first cell phone in 1973 for Motorola Company. Though bulky and expensive, they were very popular. Then, in 1990, the cell phone companies did it again. They had worked for years to drastically reduce the size and cost of cellular phones. Cell phone software has greatly changed over the years. Cell phones are able to make more calls, play games, download music, and even surf the internet. My cell phone is my life line. It helps me stay connected to my friends, family, and everybody around me. Having a cell phone allows me to be more independent. If something were to ever happen to me, I have a guaranteed access line to other people. I am not sure what I would do or how I would function if I was unable to have a cell phone. 2. The Automobile: Moving You Forward

The history begins as early as 1769 when Nicolas Cugnot, of France, created the very first form of the automobile. He had the creation of the first steam-powered automobiles. However, many suggest...
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