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Change this name 4-17-01 Expos 103 Assignment 6 Modern society relies on the advancement of technology in order to function To increase sales modern business must improve technology continuously The power of the mighty dollar compels companies to disregard the welfare of the consumer and of society Our natural resources are being jeopardized by the demand for a more efficient product I believe that society is neglecting to account for the downstream effects of their actions Using the essays Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer The Ganges Next Life by Alexander Stille and Playing God in the Garden by Michael Pollan I intend to show that if the rape of Mother Earth continues then the future of the entire planet is in serious jeopardy Chris McCandless is a perfect symbol of the problems in society today He was an adventurous young man who believed that he could do anything he wanted This attitude is a reflection of the society that he was raised in Like today he was raised in a time where could do as they please Collectively society has a general attitude of indifference towards the outcome of their actions Danger has always held a certain allure That in large part is why so many teenagers drive too fast and drink too much and take too many drugs why it has always been so easy for nations to recruit young men to go to war Krakauer 436 McCandless demonstrates this when he ventures into the Alaskan wilderness alone to prove that he could conquer nature without any negative outcomes McCandless went out into the woods with little more than a desire to push his limits He failed to realize that such dangerous actions would produce negative results but only after it was too late McCandless is an accurate portrayal of the typical American who pushes the advancement of technology on the cutting edge with a disregard for possible
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