9.11.01: The Skyscraper and the Airplane: questions 1 & 3
1. Goodhearts approach was to make an analogy of skyscrapers and airplanes. He gives you the background on both and how they started. He starts by giving you this terrible vision that reminds you of 9/11 and then talks about each item that was involved. I was slightly confused on his way of writing because I am still not sure of his point to this essay. 3. "To be modern, " he wrote", "is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and the world--and, at the same time, that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are." This quote is very effective in my opinion. I feel that as human beings, people are always yearning for new knowledge and enhancing what they already have. Some have the best of the best and some may want to be the most up-to-date devices out of friends or even co-workers. Humans always want to make things better even if it means that in the process it could destroy societies. An example of destroying lives is the nuclear bomb. The bomb was something that was supposed to be a great advantage to us during the war and now it could eventually extinguish life as we know it. Technology is a wonderful thing also but, is it also ruining our thought process or making tasks too easy? Teenagers and most adults crave the newest trend in phones and electronics. They will spend hours doing research online about what it is they are interested in, but, they don’t know how to find a specific book in the library. Several people want that upgrade to the newer and better items. Technology doesn’t give power or growth but instead does tend to give some joy and adventure. But at the cost of what? Americans buy most of our products from China and we owe them more money than we can certainly ever
repay. This quote is effective because it has the good and bad all in one...
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