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The Idea Of Progress

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INTRO : I'm going to present the idea of progress. To begin with, I would like to state the definition of this notion. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change for the better. We can find this idea in various fields for exemple technological, scientific and social.

In my exposition, I will relate the notion with the sequence studied in classe:

Within this notion, I think it's worth focusing upon the question of what effect does this progress have on our society ?

(((((1)Technological progress :

First at all,

advances in communication : the internet , social media, mobile phones, video games,

How they have changed our lives and the dangers of these modern ways of communication)))))

2)Scientific progress :génétic, clonage

The idea of progress is clearly central nowadays. Indeed,

we studied an article from BBC News of which title was « Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars ».

However, although technological annd scientific progress can be positive, it can also highly destructive. We have discussed the various aspects of a surveillance society and also about biotechnology.

-Brave New World :

In this text, the narrator imagines a society where humans' fonction are programmed before birth. He predicted the advances in biotechnology concerning artificial procreation such as cloning and in-vitro fertilisation and genetic selection. Indeed, before 1978, progress was used in medicine to save lives and cure diseases, but since, it can be adapted to create life. As in cloning and test tube babi



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