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Idea of Progress : What ideas do the three documents convey with regard to the notion of Idea of progress ?

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What ideas do the three documents convey with regard

 to the notion of  Idea of progress ?

There was three documents that we studied, first of all a part of the novel John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead written in 2001 when Alphonse has a flash back of that moment he went to a stamp collector's market and found his first railroad stamp. Then we have a picture of a Canadian ticket envelope dating from 1955. Finally we have an article  on an online newspaper from the website Chicago Tribune of 8 December 2015 which promotes the HyperLoop and it's test in Southern Nevada.    These three documents have as their principal subject the Train and the progress we made in transport during the last decades. The oldest we have is the engine the Alphonse imagines while looking at the stamp it was a steam engine the first train created by man, next we have a Canadian tourism train which was at the time ''The World's longest scenic dome ride'' as they say on the ticket. We also got the HyperLoop the first prototype of a train going almost as fast as sound even faster than an airplane, this show us the technical progress we made since the invention of train.  We are continuously making progresses and these documents show us how far we have come because with the HyperLoop technology you could make the Los Angeles to San Francisco trip in 40 minutes by using the locomotive it was up to 40 hours to make that trip. Moving faster is a big deal for everyone because it makes people wanting to travel more and it connects the cities and strenghten the relations between the cities making transactions between towns or even countries even easier than it is today.

So these three documents allow us to say that we have made tremendeous progress in the domain of transport during the last century.

 

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