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IDEA OF PROGRESS: to what extent is the expansion of new technologies a progress ?

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IDEA OF PROGRESS

-Nowadays, we live in an era which favours the domination and expansion of new technologies

-technology advances continue to transform the business world. The fallout from these changes is often unexpected. When cellphones began, they offered an alternative to land lines. Decades later, they've replaced cameras for many people and are the primary tool to access the internet

-one of nowadays controversies is technology advances. We can't imagine our lives whithout a mobile phone or a washing machine. However, what about the pace of technology developement, isn't it scary ? Over the last two decades, we have witnessed the creation of GPS devices, fuel-efficient hybrid cars etc... technology indeed has developed at a rate faster than ever. Innovations are a huge advantadge for humanity, but on the other hand, it can be a threat to its consumers

-That's I wondered to what extent is the expansion of new technologies a progress ?

-To answer my question I will lean on three documents : an article about artificial intelligence, a scheme on globalization and an article I chose, entitled « Technological advancement and the effect on the ecosystem » published in The Guardian

AI INVASION ARTICLE

-Written by Jeff Kagan, an analyst

-First line shows the hype around new technologies « There is a lot of excitment about all the new artificial intelligence hitting the market »

-« However » L.2 puts forward a paradox in the expansion of the artificial intelligence

-« the incident raised huge privacy alarms »L.31 : after a problem caused by google home, an AI device created by Google, people realized that the is a big issue concerning the spread of these new technologies devices

-people are now aware that they have to be careful regarding new technologies and devices

-« All of this innovation seems to cross a lot of lines » raises thr question ethics and wheter it's socially acceptable to let such devices save personal information in big companies's data

-they make people think whether its a good idea or not to let AI devices invide their home

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