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Cyber Security and Technology Essay

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Introduction
In today’s world technology has evolved to the point where a large amount of information is stored in cyberspace. It is because of this type of storage people around the world have an easier time at accessing information than ever before. The time before the late 20th century gathering information was long and tedious to get a book that the library did not own would take at least a couple of weeks depending on the time period or it may not have been possible to obtain that book. But now people can access a vast amount of information in a matter of minutes. Example, in modern times if someone wanted to know about a different culture they could simple look up the information on a computer or any device that had access to…show more content…

Introduction
In today’s world technology has evolved to the point where a large amount of information is stored in cyberspace. It is because of this type of storage people around the world have an easier time at accessing information than ever before. The time before the late 20th century gathering information was long and tedious to get a book that the library did not own would take at least a couple of weeks depending on the time period or it may not have been possible to obtain that book. But now people can access a vast amount of information in a matter of minutes. Example, in modern times if someone wanted to know about a different culture they could simple look up the information on a computer or any device that had access to internet. People can also store sensitive information in cyberspace data such as finances, personal or informative. Cyberspace is capable of holding a whole history of one person’s financial records and that person can simply access this entire history with a few clicks and passwords. An ability like this is only possible in cyberspace and data that is more sensitive and essential to society, governments and people are often stored there. In cyberspace, despite the lowered chance of information being stolen there are still dangers people should have some knowledge about in order defend themselves. Cyber terrorism is one of the major treat to all sensitive information in cyberspace. Cyber terrorism can be defined as the use of computers and

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Essay on Technology: Friend or Foe?

2221 Words9 Pages

Technology: Friend or Foe?

There are many differing opinions on the advancement of technology but there are really two main sides to the issue. One side is enthusiastic and ready for new progress and change, while the other side can see the value of technology but is more cautious and wary of the changes technology brings to society as a whole. These sides are simplified but useful for looking at the extreme ends of the issues in order to see the balance between the two. What is technology and why the fuss? Technology consists of something as basic as a calculator to something as complex as the newest secrets in military defense. Technology is applying the new and innovative discoveries in science to everyday tasks.

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People tend to view technology as machinery and never look at the ideas imbedded in the actual object. Postman used an example of a clock in an interview he had with Peter Downie. According to Postman, when the clock was invented by a group of monks, they were trying to keep their daily times of devotion to God regulated. Little did they know, they had turned time into a commodity. Minutes and hours could be bought and sold, creating a way of regulating their lives (Downie 1991).

A major concern about the advancement of technology is that when we gain something new we lose something old. "Technology giveth and technology taketh away, and not always in equal measures. A new technology sometimes creates more than it destroys. Sometimes, it destroys more than it creates. But it is never one-sided" (Informing 1). Postman discusses the invention of the printing press and how it has individualized society while destroying the "medieval sense of community" (Informing 2). Instead of people gathering to hear the town crier or discussing issues openly, people could write their ideas and opinions and pass it around limiting social interaction. He also points out that technology "tends to favor some groups of people and harm other groups" (Informing 2). He uses school teachers as an example claiming that someday they will become obsolete by televisions, "as blacksmiths were made obsolete by the automobile" (Informing 2).

Another point Postman makes in a speech at a

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