My name is Jonah Hainsworth. I'm interested in the positive and negative effects of "advancements" in technology because my future children will have to grow up in a world full of these advances.
|This card is to introduce the topic question. The reader should be thinking, "of course society advances. Have factories and cell phones and computers and laptops not improved our way of life?"|
|This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other," is from an essay I read called Self Reliance. This is my primary source. The quote is kind of the basis for my argument.|
|The argument is based on examples. These examples help the viewer understand the concept of what I was trying to say. This example, even when it was made in 1841 is even more applicable today.|
|Another even more current example. Digital watches in clocks have made it so that some people can't even read an analog clock accurately anymore. And I know very few people that can tell the time by the sun.|
|This is a picture of a politician making a speech. Without the help of his teleprompter he stumbles over his words and is unable to deliver his speech. The goal of this is to help the viewer recognize that there are drawbacks to our advancements.|
|I found a TED Talk given by Amber Case. It made some points contrary to mine and some that supported my claim. She talked about how technology can be used as a "crutch" and I really liked that imagery.|