Thursday, August 17, 2006

Progress in Your Lifetime

For your first post, please comment about an invention, innovation, or social change that has occurred since you were born and that represents "progress." Identify the change, explain how the change represents progress, and explain whether you think this progress has been positive or negative. (If you really can't think of a significant change in your lifetime, comment about a change that has occurred since your parents were born.)

27 comments:

Cole C said...

Everything that people do has to do with electronics. You have cell phones, computers. The technology that we have available has made our lives much easier than they used to be. People can find whatever they are looking for on the internet. Anyone who needs to be able to contact you can do so if they need to. Technology has pushed us beyond our former boundries.

alex c said...

In seventh grade I wrote a 150 page book. Also in seventh grade I wrote many poems. So many, in fact, that it took up two notebooks! IT WAS AWESOME!!! I still write lots of stuff but nothing compares to seventh grade.

Kyle said...

An invention that has changed since I was born is the computer. They used to take up a whole room but now a cell phone can hold as much memory if not more than that computer and it's only been about twenty years.

Chris T said...

I think that eveyone is progressing every day the whole year because we have so much new knowledge and technology, which helps us progress every day. Change represents progress because progress is change in a more sophisticated way.

brett V said...

The ipod has been invented since I was born. The change has to music in your pocket and the ipod is very popular. I think the ipod is a positive progress.

Jeff M said...

A technilogical advance since i have been born is the hybrid car. This has made our atmosphere a lot cleaner then when all we had was gas powered cars. This has been a very positive advance because it cleans up our air for the future. This change represents progress becasue we have thought of newer and more eco-friendly way of producing power for motor vehicles.

Amber M. said...

I think that the cell phone has made a major change in the world. It has helped us communicate with people from all over the world at any time that we want to. There is so much that we can do with it even today, texting, internet access, play music, alomost anything. The cell phone is very important to everyone all over.

alex c said...

this is kool. odd but kool

Jessica M. said...

One invention that has occured during my life time has been high tech cell phones!! I think that this represents huge progress because with out cell phones now we would be totally lost!! I think that this progress is very positive because that way we will be able to communicate with others without having to be close to them or at home sitting by the phone.

Amy B said...

From when my mom brought me home from the hospital when I was a new born till now, as I am driving to and from high school, many social changes have occured in our society. One example, is the rising problem of drugs and alcohol in the high schools throughout the United States. All I hear about in the hallways these days is how there is a party here and a party there. Even though some of this was done in the past decade, it has become such a problem now. So, obviously the problem of drugs and alcohol in teens has become a gargantuan problem in schools of today.

Brandy Z said...

One Social Change that has occured since I was born is the new and updated laws on teen driving. Teens today think these laws seem to be a negative and unfair thing but in reality this is a very positive and fair law because the government is simply just looking out for the saftey of teenagers driving on the dangerous streets of America today.

Christina E. said...

A change that has occured in my lifetime has been the increase in security at the aiports in Colorado and in the entire United States. This has been a positive and a negative change in my life because I travel often. This increases the time required for travel. This change represents progress because the world seems to be progressing towards a more dangerous place to live. This has also increased the ammount of money going to security at airports. This does not copncern me much because I am not planning on causing any damage to our country and/or its people so I understand the need for such measures. However this does mean a large bother and inconvenience for my Dad because he has an artificial knee that sets off the sencors on the metal detectors. This means that everytime he goes to the airport he has to go through secondary screening (which adds even more time).

Kara M. said...

One social change that has chaged my life would be, entering into a new school. When in third grade my parents decided to snatch me away from all my friends and move me to a new school. I went to my first day of school and could find no one to be my friend. I was labeled the "Prissy little girl from Leiws Ames". No one liked me except two girls who both hated each other. I wanted the other kids in the third grade to like me but I wasnt going to try, I wanted people to be my friends becasue they liked me, not becasue I made them. I started to make more friends while at recess and soon I had a very close group of friends that everyone thought was insperable, but behind closed doors, fought like we were related. My friends have slowly grown far apart during the years and now all we are is a "hello" in the hallway.

Anna L said...

The day my mom signed me up for a drivers ed class i was so excited, but nervous at the same time. As the classes went by, I realized that driving is a big responsiblity and the rules have changed a lot, too. Five years ago, as long as you passed the license test and took a class, you could drive. But now, it is much more complicated than that.You can only drive with your licence for the first 6 months by yourself. By the time you are 16 and a half, you are just allowed to drive with one person. When I first heard this law, I hated it, but now I have realized that it might be for the better because it can limit distractions, a cause of accidents in teens.

Phil E said...

The most important invention that has been invented/updated since I was born is the computer. When i was in kindergarten the computers were these huge bulky boxes with bad graphics and with not many possibilities. Now the computer has changed the way school work is done. When my parents were in school they had to hand write everything. Now it is easy to write a legible paper and print out however many copies you want. One of the advantages of typing papers is that with an easy press of a button you can erase whole sentences at one time. My parents would have to do it with an eraser and mess up the whole paper. The computer has also revolutionized the way that we communicate and shop. With a click of a mouse you can buy ANYTHING! With a press of a button a message can be scent to other countries in a split second. The computer has certainly modernized my whole life and I am quite happy about it.

Phil E said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Erin O said...

An invention, innovation, or social change that has occured since I was born and that represents "progress" is the internet, it has gotten faster, more efficent, and is easier to acess. On the inernet you now can shop, communicate with others, read the news, play games, and much more. It's most deffinatly becoming one of the main resourses for information and yet the internet is still growing to make our lives easier.

Lacey C said...

The war with the middle East is a big social change that has happend since I was born. America has never completely got along with the Middle East, but we never had a reason to go to war with them. Also past presidents have changed their ideas on what a war should be on. A huge social change would be going to war to fight terrism.

Josh T said...

An invention, innovation, or social change that has occurred since I was born would be the lap top. This has been reinvented the business world by making there stocks more accessible. People can wake up and look at there stocks while getting coffee this is more convenient for business purposes.

Josh T said...

An invention, innovation, or social change that has occurred since I was born would be the lap top. This has been reinvented the business world by making there stocks more accessible. People can wake up and look at there stocks while getting coffee this is more convenient for business purposes.

Tyler S said...

Since I was born there has been major porgress on the music that kids listen to and the quality of it. Ive always been into music and its kind of a passion. When i first got into music ii would listen to things like Pop and Jazz, but as the years progressed, so did the music. Latly the biggest types of music are Indie, Punk, Ska, and Hip Hop. Along with the type of music changing, so did the quality has gotten better. It now is like the band is right in front of you playing without all of the fans chearing. Who will ever know what progess will be made in the future, thats part of what makes life interesting

Jenn W said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jenn W said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jenn W said...

Cell phones are an invention that has changed our society since the time i was born. Now that most people have a cell phone it is alot easier to keep in touch with someone in case of an emergency or just to talk to them. Also cell phones has text messaging for people like me that dont like to talk on the phone. Cell phones are an invention that has changed my life in a very positive way.

Morgan M said...

The invention of the modern day computer, now used worldwide represents positive progress however the computer has created a negative side as well. Computers have reconstructed the business world with new technology that not only makes every day jobs faster but has also created brand new jobs. Schools are now using the internet more often because it is more reliable and a key for the student’s future to know how to operate a computer. The fact most people rely on computers every day is the negative side, many people or so called "hackers" program viruses to run unauthorized programs on your computer or simply just mess your computer up. Since computers are such a necessity these viruses could lead to being fired because you cant do your work. Positive or negative the computer has completely changed the world we live in today and we must adapt to be successful in life.

Joshp said...

Since I have been born much has changed but nothing has changed as much as electronics. THere has beed cd's portable radio's, but now ipods. Ipods so small but do so much a entantier in your pocket.

JoyM said...

The thing that has progressed the most in my life since i was born is probably my love for God since coming back from my home in indonesia 4 years ago I have grown in my raltionship with God he is so much more a center in my life that it can't even compare with when i was living in indonesia. That is the top thing that has progressed in my life since i was born.