Technology and Social Evolution - Anthropology

1630 Words7 Pages
Effects of Technological Advances on Human Evolution Natasha Rodas Community College of Denver (CCCOnline) December 7, 2014 “As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of “do it yourself”. – Marshall McLuhan Modern technology has made a huge impact on the entire world, mainly through the global connections enhanced by the Internet, mobile technology and hand-held calculation. As humanity has moved forward, so has technology. Progression from man-made spearheads to global networks, humans have actively utilized technology to better their quality of life. Technology is rapidly and consistently re-creating the way humans live their lives. From how they eat, work and travel to how they have fun, technology has transitioned to be an important part of today’s life. Today, most people live to be older, including a large number of those being from third world countries. The advancement of agricultural techniques and tools has made it easier for the world to produce more goods with less effort at lower costs. With improved medicines and advanced treatments, people can scan for illnesses that could have potentially killed them. The 20th century has been actively termed as the age of “information” by many historians. Worries about the disruptive effects of technology to individuals and communities have been commonplace since the Industrial Revolution. The remote American family farm gave way to large, crowded cities and eventually to more tranquil suburban living as a predominantly agricultural economy shifted to a large-scale industrial economy and eventually a small-scale entrepreneurial economy. Transition to a
Open Document