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Original Narrative Anticipated Crisis With the end of the millenium right around the corner the statement coined by Rene Descartes I think therefore I am no longer holds true This is mostly due to the emergence of monumental technological breakthroughs since the formulation of this statement in the seventeenth century In fact I have technology therefore I am and My God said so therefore I am could be contemporary versions of this statement that accurately describe us today In the past one was free to think for himself or forced to think for himself because no one else or nothing else could think for him The rise in the use of computers this century however has revolutionized the way things are done Those who own the technology no longer have to think about menial tasks For example when one buys a product in a store for 138 and hands the cashier a five-dollar bill the cashier will punch in the five dollars and let the computerized cash register indicate the correct change of 362 to give to the customer No thinking on the part of a person is involved Instead it is substituted by a reliance on mechanical and repetitious actions which are unproductive and unhealthy for the mind We human beings are blessed with the capability to reason and to think logically therefore we cannot function as subservient individuals to the modern technology that we have created Our growing reverence for technology and its comforts will ultimately strip us of our creativity and our curiosity to learn This ultimately obviates the need to make decisions based on our own judgments because computers will take care of everything with a touch of a button Obviously once the computers malfunction life as we know it will be in chaos since we would not be able to survive without the complex gadgets Furthermore as economic stability becomes more uncertain the destitute and despondent masses will turn to
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