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It is in my own belief that higher forms of technology will end up being the sole distributor of information and that linear typographical information exchange will slowly dwindle down as time edges onward In comparison the amount of information exchanged through todays textual media and the amount that people take in through some higher form of technology is mind boggling People today can sit effortlessly on a couch with the television on channel nine and absorb all of the days news in a short amount of time In modern day society time is money and the TV is the alternative that most people chose The question in focus is what will this change do to the people in our societyIn looking at this from Postmans view the print based culture was one consisting of people who were very intelligent mainly the literate ones He shows this claim through the description of lawyers in print a based culture In a print-based culture lawyers tented to be well educated devoted to reason and capable of impressive expositional argumentPostman 56 Here I will concur that people in print cultures whether lawyers or not might have come across as being more intelligent because then the ratio of literate to illiterates was significantly different This has no effect on the fact that people in a multimedia culture are less intelligent because of the fact that reading is less of a predominant way of taking in information It is true that we are influenced every day with loads of useless information broadcasted from higher forms of technology We need not worry about peoples being swamped by useless information They will pick out what is germane to their needsLauhan 242 People of high intellect will and should be able to decipher the useful information from the useless garbage brought by technology It would be futile to say that
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