1900 Versus 2000
I think that we take for granted the things that we have today. Just look at all
of the innovations in technology and quality of living over the last 100 years. Back in
the year 1900, things went crazy. All sorts of new inventions were coming out all of
the time, and people were becoming rich beyond their wildest dreams. In my opinion,
the past 100 years have left us in a completely different world.
Back in the early 1900’s people were amazed to see a person driving down the
road in something called an “automobile.” This was astonishing. People were getting
around without a horse to pull them. All the person had to do is press the gas pedal to
make the car move. Another amazing invention was the motion picture. People who
had never seen anything better than a photograph of something were now seeing a
fully animated movie. Of course, a movie is nothing more than a series of pictures,
but to them, it brought them right into whatever they were watching, as if they were
One thing that made the huge world a whole lot smaller was the invention of
the telephone. Before it, people had to wait for weeks for the mail to transfer letters
back and fourth between them and their friends or relatives, but now they could just
pick up the phone and dial the number of the person that they wanted to talk to. The
telephone has become a major part of each of our lives.
All of these great inventions did take their toll on society though. People who
once felt very important now felt small and undereducated. They had no idea how all
of these complicated things worked and that scared them. many of them wished that
none of these things had ever been invented.
Today, technology is advancing at an incredible...