Technology Makes Canadians Healthier

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“Overall, technology allows Canadians to lead healthier, happier, and more challenging lives than was the case a century ago.” This statement can have many different meanings depending on the way that you look at it. It can be an introduction to a discussion on how technology has made our lives better, or worse. At first glance, it seems to be a no-brainer. “Obviously technology has to have had made our lives healthier, happier, and more challenging in a good way...right?... RIGHT? Health. It may be the number one concern among Canadians today. All financial and political issues aside, you don’t have anything if you don’t have your health, and that being the case, it is necessary to say that we Canadians can contribute our good health to the development of technology. The life expectancy in 1900 was around 65 years old. Today it is a respectable 80 years old between men and woman. When you go for a check up today, you are surrounded by a brigade of machines, systems, and wires, all for the sake of our well being. These machines have saved our lives and made us healthier as a race. Technology HAS made Canadians healthier than a century ago. Happiness. To say that technology…show more content…
Has technology made our lives as Canadians more challenging? It depends how you look at it, it depends how you use technology and view it. It can only be challenging if you want it to be. Technology is such a wide range of products, ideas, and theories, that it could even be both. At home you use simple technologies such as an automatic coffee maker to make coffee at the same time as you wake up, simple technology. You go to work and use a complex computer system to design a new skyscraper being built, advanced and ¬¬challenging technology. All the answers to this question have been answered except for this final one, whether or not technology is challenging, and the obvious answer to that that question cannot be answered. It is for you to decide, and for you to figure

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