Slaves to Technology

One could definitely go as far as to say that humanity has become enslaved. We are enslaved by our own ingenuity and we have unknowingly constructed a simulated world. As a species, we have never been less human than we are right now. (Klosterman, C. 2009). On an imperative scale, modern day economics, travel, medicine and communication all stem from the use of post Industrial Revolution technology without these crucial elements, the world as we know it would collapse. In a way mankind's subjugation to technology was unavoidable, man will forever be furthering its knowledge, exploring new possibilities and sticking its united nose where it might not belong.

Communications were remarkably effected by modern day technology due to the Industrial Revolution. The introduction of the first cellular mobile phone in 1984, weighing in at two pounds and offering the user a half-hour of talk time for every recharge, revolutionized the way we as people communicate forever. On holiday this summer, dozing half-awake in the small hours, I spotted a small red light flashing in the middle of the ceiling. In my confusion I thought that somebody must have



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