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Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all -John F Kennedy Speech May 21 1963 As we look back in retrospect civilization has evolved greatly from generation to generation Our advancement has been solely dependent on one factor the human mind The human mind has brought us from the bondages of Neanderthal era to todays modern age It has brought us numerous of conveniences that are as simple as a hammer to as sophisticated as the personal computer These creations have multiplied exponentially and have been the crutch for our society The anxiety of Y2k exemplifies the magnitude in which we rely on these machines we have created The dilemma in which the development of technology brings is a simple question To what extent should these machines govern our lives This medium is the crucial answer to future survival of our existence If we look back to a little over two centuries ago in our world technology was not as prominent as it is now A day in which the horse cart broke did not greatly affect daily life for people in that time period On the other hand imagine a day when electricity stops Airports would be shut down communication failures business loss and etc Recently an earthquake hit the nation of Taiwan where a majority of the semiconductor industry is located During the earthquake with a Richter scale of 74 many of the factories halted production on computer chips In the one of two days the plants were shut down stocks relating to the computer industry plummeted Dell Computer announced that its third quarter earnings would be lower than expectations Gateway shares dropped and the damage went down the chain to companies that were related to the computer industry If the hysteria over Y2k is accurate we will see in first hand the grasp in which technology has on our society I have observed that a popular plot in sci-fi
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