Privacy and Technology

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Privacy and Technology

In 1965, co-founder of Intel Gordon Moore made a prediction about the rate at which computer chip technologies would continue to expand into the future years. His prediction proved to be accurate, and today the processing power of microchips is continuing to double every 18 months. In a society constantly striving to become bigger and more profitable, a new era of advanced technologies has been adopted to perpetuate itself ahead of the global race for expansion. However, the mass development of new innovations in technology has not gone without a noticeable impact across all domains of society. As the transition into the future rapidly ensues, social and economical impacts have become more and more prevalent. One question to be considered in the race to improve and expand the nation is whether or not there is an equal amount of attention and emphasis being put on preserving our social values versus the importance put on pursuing economical gain. Many argue that the introduction of technology into modern society has brought about a world of positive change through which has offered immense advancements in global connectivity, efficiency, and quality of life. While the majority of new technologies are individually worthy of being considered great accomplishments throughout the technological world, they have collaboratively worked together to create an abundance of distractions throughout school and the work place as well as contribute to diminishing traditional values and overall quality of life, leading society to suffer lasting consequences as a result. In this paper, I aim to expose the underlying dangers posed by the ever-expanding presence of new technologies, as well as bring light to the negative impacts society, and its values as a whole, is facing as a direct result of the introduction of new innovations and developments. Able…...

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