The Technology And Its Effect On Society Essay

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For many centuries mankind has created several hobbies to spend their leisure time and enjoy their day. Before the mid-20th century people would go outside to play, stay inside to watch television, or listen to a radio. The young children seem to enjoy the innovations of new technology and were astonished by colored television. What individuals all over the world didn’t know was that there was a man coding information for the army to create a timing system to detonate the atomic bomb in the 1940s’, the man’s name was William Higinbotham. After World War II came to an end he joined the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s instrumentation group, were he served as head of the group from 1951-1968. In October 1958, he revealed the first video game which was a very simple game of tennis. According to Higinbotham, he wanted video games to “liven up the place to have a game that people could play, and which would convey the message that our scientific endeavors have relevance for society.”(This Month in Physics History). What Higinbotham was trying to portray in his quote was that he wanted to make the blue collar population interested and able to relate to science and technology. Through the invention of video games, America’s youth has been able to gain/improve certain skills they would not have learned by playing outside or by watching television. This paper will provide information of three skills learned by playing video games.
Section I The first skill learned from…

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