The Glass Cage

In the book “The Glass Cage How Our Computers Are Changing Us” by Nicholas Carr, discusses about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Automation has become a huge beneficial factor in the world as we know it. Everywhere we look computers and robots are slowly taking away certain jobs and tasks, but have substantially improved our lives.

Without manufacturing technology in big corporations, production lines in factories would not be as efficient. Assembly line would be slower because technicians would have to assemble and do tasks by hand which is frustrating when meeting essential deadlines. Assembly robots
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They also save workers from tedious and dull assembly line jobs and lets workers focus on something that’s more important.

Computer automation technology in cars is very important, which has many safety features that are saving lives. Automotive safety in the 1950s-2000s consisted of only three features. Those features were cruise control, seat belts, and antilock brakes. Cruise control (sometimes known as speed control or auto cruise, or tempo mat in some countries) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system is a servomechanism that takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver. Servomechanism is a powered mechanism producing motion or forces at a higher level of energy than the input level. Seats belts in older age were on automatic track systems. When the ignition is turned on the seatbelts slide towards you against your chest, while some cars you had to manually grab and click in the seatbelt into the buckle. An anti-lock braking system or anti-skid braking
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In the medical field technology is used for checking your weight, blood pressure, temperature, and the list goes on. In today’s society, technology is being used a lot more for surgeries. Certain technology and machines in the medical field provide precise cuts in surgery compared to a human hand. Accordingly to an article, “Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First” written by Eliza Strickland discusses how robots routinely carry out the crucial steps in some procedures including orthopedic knee replacements, Lasik eye surgery, and hair transplants. Recovery times have been reduced significantly. Doctors and nurses use hand held computers. They record a patient’s medical history and check that they are administering the correct treatment. “Results of lab tests, records of vital signs, and medicine orders are all electronically put into a main database that can be referred to later. And as more institutions are adopting electronic health records, patients have easier access to their own information so they too can understand what is being done to them “6 Ways Technology Is Improving Healthcare” (business insider). Without the database, and technology, people would have to still call the doctor’s office to get results when they can simply have access to it in the palm of their

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