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stephenpark312
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Section 2 Reply with quote

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ACER practice test one.
Both essays were done under 30 minutes each.

Essay A
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The Digital Divide - A form of Segregation?

Only a few people could dispute that technological advancement has not benefited humans, a ‘creature of comfort’. Tasks that once occupied much of a persons time have had the responsibility passed on to technology, from washing machines to automatic emails.

People currently have accessibility to more knowledge than ever before. Creativity and education thrive in modern day western society through such ground-breaking technology such as Laptops and the internet it can be used to access. The technology is often deemed more secure and reliable, free from personal human motives and influences. Naturally, technology is now our banker, teacher, librarian, and possibly soon to be our surgeon!

However, while technology takes on the responsibilities of these imperative roles in any society. The accessibility of this service becomes one of the most important issues to be addressed in the coming decades.

Only the developed countries have good access to technology. The developed countries being a minority in the world’s population, and also arguably the least needing it.

The entire human population is currently ruled a by the global markets and the world’s economies. It is increasingly becoming more and more competitive for an individual to make their way. Education and registered skills are needed, with technology providing a large source of developmental tools. It is increasingly concerning then, for someone’s future who is left out of this technological advancement.

For example, most of the world’s population do not know how to use a computer. In a world where a computer is a necessary tool for most employment positions, this lack of computer skills is illiteracy for the new age.

As comment 3 suggests, ‘the new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village’. A barrier in a form of no access to this new founded ‘global village’ will create a further gap in inequality, and new ranges in extreme wealth and poverty.

Little is being done to break down this barrier and establish a fair equal access to technology. It is hard to promote computers over food when it comes to aid, and it should be noted that producing a laptop for every individual is impossible. Our world is finite, only so much equipment can actually be manufactured.

However this ‘digital divide’, a split of the technology literate form the illiterate is a form of segregation. Whether done intentionally or not, this new form of modernization in the world is exclusive

To conclude, this technological advancement we are seeing today is developing with unfairness without equal social advancement. Michael Harrington is correct, that for the people on the wrong side of the digital divide are destined for more human misery unless this digital segregation is stopped.
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Essay B
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No Place for the Elderly?

Once upon a time, getting to an old age was an achievement. The chances of survival would decrease sharply as the years go by, and society always respect a survivor ‘against the odds’.

The high level of experience in the elderly was interpreted as ‘wisdom’ to the inexperienced youth. It is still prominent today in rare situations, for example the British Queen was recently remarked as being as essential advisor to every U.K. Prime Minister. This was because, simply put, ‘she’s seen it all before’.

However, modernization and technological advancement has de-valued old age in society. It has developed a society in which the elderly of today have been surveyed to belief they are ‘a burden’.

Improvements in healthcare, has prolonged many peoples lifespan. Old age is no longer the respected achievement it once was. This has also been shadowed by living in a time of great scientific advancement. Civilization has modernized rapidly over the past century, daily life isn’t compatible today when compared to the time of an elderly person’s youth.

Today’s society requires the use and adaption towards technology. Society is also faster; more is expected of a person in a day than ever before. While comment four indicates this could be a challenge through daily life becoming more complex, I disagree that the elderly find this satisfying.

Old age always is accompanied with a loss of self-dependence. It is satisfying to grow something to gain a return, but again in terms of being old, this has changed in modern day society. Families are more distant and less intimate than ever before, largely due to being sacrificed to make way in a more modernized, competitive society.

I believe it is this lack of support that families can’t give, and the de-value of a wisdom or experience that can’t be used that is creating a sense of being ‘a burden’ in the non self-dependent individual.

This is also a trend that is continuing an even becoming more extreme. Support and compassion for others is lost to ruthlessness and accomplishments in a persons working life. It is therefore only natural that when we grow old and find ourselves needing support, that we find the world becoming ‘colder’ than we once knew.
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