How Do We Make Technology Work? Essay

1290 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 null Page
In January 2016, President Obama stood before a Joint Session of Congress, his cabinet, members of the Supreme Court, diplomats, and guests and spoke his final annual State of the Union Address. In it, he described the State of the Union in a “time of extraordinary change — change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet and our place in the world.” The change, he said, came through a variety of ways, but these changes are not without fault, however, as they both “broaden[ed] opportunity” and “widen[ed] inequality.” During his State of the Union address, President Obama brought up both domestic and foreign issues that have been worked on, solved, or needed to be solved to provide the security and prosperity for the future of both America and its people. He stood, asking “how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy?”, “how do we make technology work for us, and not against us — especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change?”, and “how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman?” For his first question, the solution was rebuilding a broken economy and allowing everyone who worked hard a fair shot. Through the production of 900,000 new manufacturing jobs over six years, a deficit that has been cut by three-fourths since 2009, 14.1 million new private-sector jobs, and an unemployment rate that has been lower than it has been in the past seven years,…

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