Technology And Its Effects On The World Essay

1410 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
An evolving industrialized nation can sprout both negative and positive effects. Technology continues to progress through time and evolve our species, but its triumphs can bring chaos when put into the hands of an immoral individual. For example, Richard Reid, also known as the infamous “Shoe-Bomber”, used his expertise with technology to craft an improvised explosive device (IED) to attempt to kill 197 passengers on American Airlines Flight 63 (Shoe bomber NBC). Technology continues to adapt and evolve making the need for an understanding of globalization and how technology primarily causes it, crucial. Globalization essentially takes the world and shrinks it into a village, using technology to reduce the boundaries of this planet and making distance irrelevant. Although globalization in some sense can be good, such as being able to communicate with loved ones on a global scale, it also brings destructive capabilities like Nuclear Warfare, allowing an entire nation to be destroyed from a man behind a desk. This makes the job of departments such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) increasingly difficult, accounting for changes not only in the technological shrinkage of the world, but also for true geographical alterations. Geopolitical minds such as Nicholas Spykman, state “Geography does not argue, it simply is” (Porter, 23). Although this may prove true in certain circumstances, geography does argue in areas of the Arctic, where melting glaciers “calls forth a…

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