Do Changes That Make Our Lives Easier
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While these changes often make life easier they don’t necessarily make it better.The automobile is a common invention that has certainly made life easier. The automobile has made life easier by making transportation much quicker. However as easy as the automobile has made life problems have arisen.
Do Changes That Make Our Lives Easier Not
Today's world is clearly much different than it was hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Many inventions have come forth, and technology has brought about much change. While these changes often make life easier they don't necessarily make it better.
The automobile is a common invention that has certainly made life easier. The automobile has made life easier by making transportation much quicker. As opposed to traveling from one state to another by walking, taking weeks, one can simply ride his or her car to the state in a matter of hours. However, as easy as the automobile has made life, problems have arisen. One major problem is the damage these automobiles are doing to the environment. The atmosphere is being polluted, and many scientists warn of global warming. Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" highlights the detrimental effects of global warming. Another consequence of automobiles is that car accidents and plane crashes occur frequently, leading to death. Travel has been made easier, but at the expense of an invention that is polluting the environment and capable of causing death.
Another result of modernization has been the rise of fast food restaurants. These fast food restaurants are convenient sources of food for the modern busy man. However, these restaurants are notorious for their unhealthy food. McDonald's is constantly criticized for its food leading to obesity. In fact, these was a documentary called "Supersize Me", in which a man only consumed McDonald's food for a month. At the end of the month his weight increased, and the doctors explained that he had greatly damaged his health. Our ancestors may have had to work hard to hunt and gather food, rather than have it made quickly at a nearby fast food restaurant, but at least they got exercise, and the food was natural and not stripped of its nutrients.
Technology and change have made life easier but not necessarily better. Automobiles have become a cause of pollution and...
Please count my essay. Do changes that make our lives easier not necessarily make our life better?
Do changes that make our lives easier not necessarily make our life better?
With the development of technology, our life has been changed. Even though these changes has bring us many things, which make us live easily, they do not actually often improve our lives.
To begin with, I prefer to use a historical instance. During the two Industrial Revolutions, lots of things were invented. Cars, trains, and planes were used for transportations; telegraphs and telephones were used for communications; tankers, cannons, and riffles were used for wars. There were also other machines, which produced what we ate, wore, and used. It seemed that the Revolutions brought us a number of benefits, but things would never be that easy. The environment was polluted when producing products and the farmers lost their farms. Most of the workers starved, while some of the merchants wasted. Should we call these better lives? Even though people could communicate, travel, and fight easily, and even though people can gain their needs more conveniently, they were losing the place to live due to the destruction of the environments and suffering unfair conditions from the distinction of hierarchies. Therefore, we can barely deduce that changes make our lives better.
Besides, the changes happen around us can also prove my statement. One of the change is the invention of iPhone. Just as what apple says, iPhone has changed our views on cellular phone. iPhone brings us the functions that are greatly helpful for us. For example, app store makes us obtain the apps easily ; message makes us chat with friend easily; FaceTime makes us watch friends' s face easily. All those things make our life easily. But I am not sure that they make our life better. Because once we get used to iPhones, we cannot leave them. If there is a serious situation in which we are not able to use iPhones( when we get lost, for example), we may do nothing to deal the problem. We depend on iPhones, or the new changes, and thus, we lose of capacities of doing the most basic things, like cooking or shopping, for we have technological products to help us. Therefore, I don't think that those changes really improve our life.
In my opinion, the changes, though make people live easier, deprive the peoples? abilities to live alone. They make us dependent, and this will lead to a consequence that fewer people will be able to survive once leaving their tools. What' s more, the industrial changes deteriorate our environment, like the acrid rain and global warming. So I don't agree that the changes which make us live more easily necessarily make the life better.
Science & Technology
Posted by Shikeb Ali on December 23, 2011
There are so many things around us that we take for granted but make our lifestyle possible. For instance, could you imagine living a day without checking emails on your computer or walking around without your mobile phone? As you read through these 25 inventions that changed our way of life, think about how different things would be without them. And if you can think of anything else, add it to the comments!
Do you remember the cassette Walkman? It could barely hold 12 to 15 songs, until this sleek little white device came along and revolutionized the music industry. It has amazing storage capability, the largest model being able to hold more than 30,000 songs! Not surprisingly, iPod has made an astronomical number of sales (more than 110m units).
GPS or Global Positioning System was developed in 1978, and was made to pinpoint your exact position to within a couple of meters with the help of up to 32 satellites. It became a great invention for explorers, paramedics, and pilots but now even for common people who have GPS enabled devices in their cars or even GPS based apps on their smart phones.
Credit cards were first used in the 1920s, in the US, specifically to sell fuel to a growing number of automobile owners. Now a days credit cards are used everywhere from fuel payments to online shopping as they allow small short-term loans to be made quickly to a customer who doesnt need to calculate a remaining balance before every transaction.
The first commercial microwave oven was sold in 1947. They are most commonly used for rapid reheating of previously-cooked foods and rapid heating of slowly-prepared cooking items, such as melting chocolates or butter. Any modern kitchen would be incomplete without this amazing and helpful machine.
This device does not need any introduction as every middle schooler knows its importance in our lives. The first electronic calculator was created in the 1960s, and the pocket size version became available in 1970s. From students to researchers to scientists, everyone carries a calculator these days and it would be hard to find a cell phone without a pre installed calculator app on it.
The Bar code
This boring set of black and white lines was developed by Norman Woodland, but they can be found on almost every single item in the grocery store. At first glance, it seems hard to see how they could possibly make any impact on the world, but they have fundamentally changed the way we shop.
In 1454 the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg was the first to construct a press that comprised moveable metal type, which, when laid over ink, could print repeatedly onto paper. The introduction of computers in the 1950s revolutionized printing composition, with more and more steps in the print process being replaced by digital data. Now a days we have modern electronic printing presses in our homes and offices commonly known as “printers”.
A Russian, and the Italian-Irish inventor Guglielmo Marconi, saw the potential in this technology when they sent and received the first radio waves. Marconi sent the first transatlantic radio message (three dots for the letter “S”) in 1901. Since then Radio became an important part of our daily life, from listening to news bulletins to baseball matches, and even the invention of TV barely affected its significance.
So, you ran out of money. Dont worry. Find an ATM! “Automated teller machines” were invented by John Shephed Barron, and the first ATM was introduced in June 1967 at Barclays Bank in Enfield, UK.
It is the greatest kitchen convenience in history. Before its conception, icehouses were used to provide cool storage for most of the year. The first refrigerator to see widespread use was the General Electric “Monitor-Top” refrigerator introduced in 1927.
It does not need any introduction for we all know about its function and capability. The first gun was fired in the late 13th century, and modern versions of the metal bullet were first introduced in 1857.
Alexander Graham made the first working phone in the 1870s. Today there are 1.3 billion phone lines in use around the world. The modern telephone network, consisting of a worldwide net of telephone lines, fiber optic cables, cellular networks, communications satellites, and undersea telephone cables connected by switching centers, allows any telephone in the world to communicate with any other.
Steven Sasson a Kodak engineer invented and built the first digital camera using a charge-coupled device image sensor in 1975. The first digital camera was just 0.01 mega pixels but now we have digital cameras upto 160 mega pixels. Every smartphone has its own digital camera attached to its back that varies from from VGA to 8 mega pixels.
Gaming Consoles changed the way we entertain ourselves indoors. Whether you are staying physically fit by exercising on the Nintendo Wii or blasting away your opponents on a first-person shooter, the world of game consoles has come a long way since the release of Pong in 1972. Modern game consoles are equipped with the ability to process graphics so realistic that many games can be downright startling, and the enemies have become so well designed that it almost seems like some video games can predict and counteract your every move.
Robots are helping us in many aspects of life. They are used in car productions, packaging of manufactured goods, mass production of printed circuit boards (PCBs), space probes, military drones (UAVs) and humanoid robots like ASIMO designed and developed by HONDA. ASIMO, which is an acronym for “Advanced Step in Innovative MObility”, was created to be a personal assistant.
The Television or colloquially just “TV”, has become commonplace in our homes, offices, and institutions, particularly as a prime source for advertising, entertainment, and news. Since the 1970s the availability of video cassettes, CDs, DVDs and now Blu-ray Discs, has resulted in the frequent use of TV for viewing recorded as well as broadcasted material. In recent years Internet television has risen to prominence with websites like iPlayer and Hulu.
There are more than 5 billion mobile phones in the world, and the number is growing rapidly in China and India. Mobile technology has changed how we communicate, as it allows us to make calls, send text messages or even update our facebook status from any location.
How can one travel 7000 kilometers in 8 hours? Fly! We all should be thankful to the Orville & Wilbur Wright, commonly known as The Wright Brothers, who developed the three-axis control system with the incorporation of a movable rudder on their 1902 Glider. The glider was the basis for their patented control system still used on modern fixed-wing aircraft.
Do you know there are approximately 600 million passenger cars worldwide? That is roughly one car per eleven people! We all know how important they are in our life and it would be hard to imagine a world without them.
The Industrial Revolution, which is possibly the greatest change over the shortest period of time in the history of civilization, was carried forward by the steam engine. Now, While the steam engine has been overshadowed by electric and internal combustion engines in the areas of transport and factory power, it is still incredibly important. Most power plants in the world actually generate electricity using steam turbines, whether the steam is heated by burning coal, natural gas, or a nuclear reactor.
The worldwide spread of email affected the exchange of communications. Before email, a business in the US sending an important document overseas printed the document, packaged it, paid for the delivery service and waited days for it to arrive at the destination. After email grew to be a part of all international businesses, companies and students possessed the ability to send formal communications to the recipient in minutes.
The department of US defense first used a service called ARPANET in the 1960s. Then, in 1989, Tim Berner Lee invented the World Wide Web, which shrank the world like nothing else. Today more than 1.7 billion people, or 25 per cent of the world use the Internet. It is such a powerful invention that weve probably only begun to see its long term effects.
Computers have changed our lives in so many ways, from landing on the moon to simply browsing the web, none of it would have been possible without them. In fact, its hard to think of any aspect of life that has not been improved by computers. They are able to make complicated mathematical calculations at an incredible rate of speed and when they operate under the instructions of skilled programmers, they can accomplish amazing feats.
If you are not sitting in the dark then you should be thankful to Thomas Edison for inventing the light bulb. Joseph Swan did similar work in Britain at the time, and eventually the two merged their ideas into a single company, Ediswan. The bulb itself works by transmitting electricity through a wire with high resistance known as a filament. The waste energy created by the resistance is expelled as heat and light.
Probably one of the single most important things in our lives, if the power of electricity had never been harnessed we wouldnt have even a fraction of what we have in the world today. No TVs, no microwave ovens, no computers, no air conditioning, and most unfortunately no List25.
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