Article Summary: What Really Makes Us Human?

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What Really Makes Us Human?
Humanity has been evolving each and every year by the advancements of technologies. This exponential technological growth has major social, cultural and value impacts, which influences and affects the human race in many ways. In “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us,” writer Nicholas Carr examines how the technology we use in our everyday lives does not make us “post-human” or “transhuman”, but it is what makes us human. Carr’s quote is supported by the ideas represented in multiple texts. In Ronald Bailey’s article he discusses how the goal towards humanity has been to liberate ourselves from our biological constraints. Author Steven Pinker’s article recalls on the positive aspects of technology that is leading our
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Therefore Carr’s claim that technology is an inherited human characteristic could be supported in the ways in which we see that technology has strengthen human development, has led to a decrease in human violent tendencies, and how humans have an excessive dependency on technology. As examined in Bailey’s article he discusses how the goal towards humanity has been to liberate ourselves from our biological constraints because as Carr would say technology is what makes us human. Pinker’s article recalls on the positive aspects of technology that is leading our country to have less violence, therefore needing technology to stay humane. Additionally Joy recognizes how much dependency we have on technology since it is within our nature and almost all things around us revolve around technology. Joy again acknowledges how technology gives our dreams form by creating a better quality of life. Moreover, all of these authors have acknowledged the help technology has given us, which connects back to Carr’s main idea in which technology does not make us “post-human” or “transhuman” it is what makes us human. This idea overall has shaped us humans into doing things beyond our natural abilities which has led us to achieve things that were once thought of as

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