Man Vs. Machine Essay

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Does man feel comfortable facing his creation? What role must he take to face the knowledge inundation that he himself freed? Machines complement human labor when they become more productive at the jobs they perform, but machines can also substitute for human labor by taking over human jobs. Which is better? As of now, many migrant workers are moving to California because new machines such as tractors have replaced their duties and are thereby forcing them to find a new career. Although the progression of improvement can lead to sorrow for some such as the migrant workers, it brings a more efficient life style and more jobs in the long run. It has become apparent that one's whole life can be destroyed in a split second via a new invention. At first, Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest only pertained to evolution and living organisms, but now we see that the idea of technology is also pertinent to his theory of competition. Humans have always fought with technology, but have not realized that machines arise from ideas, which come from the minds of humans. These machines are created for people by people to live their lives in a more efficient and relaxed lifestyle. Agriculture has many components, in which manual work is required, and therefore faming provides many jobs, but the tenant farmers rely on traditional, old farming routines. Nowadays, machines are capable of making land cost-effective, and thus landowning banks send in tractors and dozers to do equivalent jobs more proficiently and in a less amount of time. These old-fashioned farmers must move along at the same pace as the speed of technology. They must conquer the new ideas and inventions, and work for the new industries.For example, at first the inventions of the automobile might have caused some people to lose their jobs in specific fields such as horse-buggy transportation, but as we...

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