Professor Christo Whelan
English 110: Intro to Academic Prose
8 October 2012
Utopia or Bust
Some people may think that we are living in the perfect world, but in reality we are not. If someone grows up in a great neighborhood, has good support from their family, and can afford all of the latest technology, they will obviously think that things are going great. A lot of times we forget to think about the people who were not lucky enough to live in a great neighborhood and have all of the latest things. There are still many people who are not treated equally. When looking into great detail, there is still a lot of progress to be made before America is on the road to Utopia.
Technology has come a long way for the better and the worst. There are many positives, but the negatives outweigh them. One good thing about technology is that it improves the lives of those who have less opportunities and access to education. Someone who doesn’t have a degree could still apply for a job for a receptionist and all he/she needs is a little training from the company. They could give that one person all of the information he or she needs in order to get the job done. Technology has also make our country more efficient than it ever was.
Technology sounds like it is a good thing, but there are many downfalls to it. For example, many people have become very lazy. Rather than getting out of the house and doing something productive, they sit on the couch all day and watch television, play video games, or sit in front of the computer for hours. These actions can lead to obesity and other health problems. Depending on a person’s social class, it could be hard to afford the proper health care because “Class is a potent force in health and longevity in the United States” (Scott 1). Unfortunately, not everyone is considered upper class, so it is a lot harder for some people to pay for certain things than it is for others. Another downfall about technology is that it...