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Technology and effects of the spread of ideas.

Emily Flora

Alex Bullen

Nov 30, 2013

Human geography

Technology and effects of the spread of ideas

Ideas have spread for hundreds of years through people by talking to one another, mail, and even over the seas. However, times have changed and as technology gets more advanced people have to find new ways to communicate and have their ideas spread. With smart phones, laptops, and tablets making the spread of ideas not only spread faster and more conveniently but also across oceans. Although ideas are not always important things that change the world, even just as friends talking back and forth has happened easier because of how far technology has come. With smart phones, laptops, and tablets becoming more popular the types of ideas that come from these devices are often different.

Cell phones that used only for call people, as the technology progressed we can now use cell phones to call, email, text, chat, download apps, and take pictures. With these technological advances people can now have their ideas spread quickly and to a lot of people without too much effort. Cell phones and particularly smart phones have the ability to have email, chat, and download apps to spread ideas fast,  and can spread through the internet, make the spread of ideas spread not only quickly but greater distances than ever before. Now people can have their ideas spread from somewhere like the United States and send their ideas to somewhere like Japan. This makes ideas spread to a lot of people, because these days everyone has a cell phone, one of the most popular ways to spread ideas.

cell phones are great and can be convenient, they can’t do all the things that a laptop can. A laptop only being a recent technology,  has come a long way from it’s beginning from just being able to use simple programs like Microsoft word and a drawing program called paint. Now laptops are able to do more complex programs, like Skype, which gives people the ability to talk and see someone though the internet. With laptops not only can you see someone and tell them your ideas, but with programs like Microsoft word and PowerPoint. People have the ability to have people formally write up and present their ideas to who can do more with the ideas.

Tablets the most recent to the technological world of electronics, Smaller then a laptop but with all the convince of a cell phone. Tablets have become popular with people who travel a lot but need some type of device that they can have their ideas expressed. A tablet has all the apps and fun things that are needed to make the device entertaining, but also some tablets have word and other programs for more work place appropriate programs. Because the tablet is so convenient and portable people can take it anywhere and spread their ideas. A tablet is also more affordable then a cell phone with monthly data charges that often cost $100 or more and a laptop that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tablets are the affordable and convenient option for people to spread their ideas.

With so many options in how to have in technology currently in today’s society people have several options of which device they want to use to spread their idea. From the next lifesaving product to just telling a friend about something that happened that day, new devices and technology are becoming more complex and more advanced, and the spread of ideas are now easier than ever before.

Work Cited

“Experiment Garden.” : The Glamorous History of Portable Laptop Computers. N.p., June 2009. Web. 01 Dec. 2013. <http://www.experimentgarden.com/2009/06/glamorous-history-of-portable-computers.html&gt;.

“Innovative Technology Services.” : History Of Tablet PCs : A Pictorial Timeline Of Tablets, From RAND To The IPad. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2013. <http://itsexplore.blogspot.com/2013/07/history-of-tablet-pcs-pictorial.html&gt;.

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2008. Photograph. Cache.gawker.com. 2008. Web. 30 Nov. 2013.   <http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/10/macbooktiminelinfixed.jpg&gt;.

History of Tablets. N.d. Photograph. Huffpost.com. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. <http://i.huffpost.com/gen/157659/thumbs/s-HISTORY-TABLET-PC-large.jpg&gt;.

“Innovative Technology Services.” : History Of Tablet PCs : A Pictorial Timeline Of Tablets, From RAND To The IPad. N.d. Photograph. 01 Dec. 2012. Web. 30 Nov. 2013.

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Where people are living now.

Emily Flora

Alex Bullen

Human Geography

Nov 26, 2013

Where people are living now

When people where first migrating to the newly colonized United States, they chose where to live based on what was available at the time.  Things like where water was, if there was a reliable food source or fertile land to grow crops. Now in present day people are migrating on different reasons such as job opportunities, better lifestyle, and even just to leave from where they are.

Job opportunities have a major impact on where a person is likely to live. If a country has more job opportunities than a person who is living in a third world country like Central America. There have been a surprising number of people are moving to the United states of America for this reason. In the documentary Wetback, the directors followed several people from Central America, migrating illegally to get to America because of the job opportunities that are made more available than in their home country. If a country has little to no jobs, people are more willing to move somewhere even if it means leaving everyone you know behind. Not only people in Central America but other third world countries are also leaving for better jobs. People are leaving first world countries for better jobs in other countries such as Europe, Asia and South America. With more job outside a person’s current country people are leaving their country and going to new ones more often than before.

In America, it is very expensive to live a good life with a big house and all the extra stuff that we believe is necessary. In other countries like Europe and Asia the cost of living is lower, possibly because of the old world life style. In Italy for instance they don’t have huge living spaces, so the rent of an apartment is cheaper because why pay extra for space you don’t need. This style of smaller apartments and living spaces is not only common in Italy but throughout Europe. With the cost of living cheaper than living in other countries, people are migrating because the cost of living is cheaper, and can get more for their money. Not only is the costs of living lower in other countries but the common life style is better, meaning it’s a simpler kind of life style. Causing people to want to live in a country that is cheaper to live in people are more than willing to leave their own country..

Not all the reasons people leave their country are for money related issues, often times they leave just to do so. For instance people leave their country just to see the world and to gain experience. This is common with young people like college students who just got out of school and want to go out and see the world before they settle down and start their career. Some people even leave just to be able to see the world and get cultured and even to see how other people live in comparison to their own lives. Meaning people don’t always leave for a big popular city like London or Paris to live, sometimes it’s to a small village in Africa to gain the perspective that you don’t need everything in the world to be happy.

People leave a country for several reasons; however, in recent years people are leaving the country for different reasons such as more job opportunities, a better life style, and just to live somewhere else. The reasons why people decide to leave a country and leave all their friends and family, have changed throughout the years. We do no longer need to live close to necessities like food and water, but we are now able to decide to live based on what we want.

Work Cited

“American Migration [Interactive Map].” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.

Peck, Don. “The Atlantic.” The Atlantic. The Atlantic, 19 June 2013. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. <http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/07/americas-emigration-problem/309410/&gt;.

Snyder, Michael. “Why Are So Many People Choosing To Leave The United States Permanently?” The Economic Collapse. The Economic Collapse, 11 Aug. 2013. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/why-are-so-many-people-choosing-to-leave-the-united-states-permanently&gt;.

Photos:

Blogspot.com. Map. Blog Spot, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2013. <http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E185FQ_fL0Q/UEFBOFet3JI/AAAAAAAAGxI/bGdluQeNRkY/s640/map_globalmigration.gif&gt;.

Mulberry Street Little Italy Apartment. N.d. Photograph. Jan. 2013. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.

South African Lion. N.d. Photograph. Cultural Embrace. Web. 26 Nov. 2013. <http://www.culturalembrace.com/sites/24622/images/safricalionv.jpg&gt;.

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Shae Koualchick

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Development through cultural beliefs.

Emily Flora

Alex Bullen

Nov 17, 2013

Human Geography

Development through cultural beliefs

Development in a country can be based on several things such as economy, population, and discrimination. One contribution that isn’t often mentioned is how the development is distributed based on its culture. Culture can affect the development on how the country increases its economy, how it develops through times, and low life for its citizens is improved. Culture is described as the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. Countries like Iraq, Iran, India, North and South Korea, Mexico, and China that have strong cultural beliefs throughout their traditions can prevent them from developing their country more than countries with less cultural beliefs such as the United States.

Certain cultural beliefs can prevent certain countries from becoming more developed.  For example, in Iraq woman aren’t able to work throughout the country. This is because their culture believes that women should be at home working on the home, raising the kids, and keeping the husband happy. With the women not in the work force the economy in the country can’t expand as much, thus effecting the development because it can’t afford to become more developed. In several ways the country can be affected more than just the development, with the women not working it makes the family income lower increasing the poverty rate. With only one income in a family, it is typically hard for families to provide as easily as if there were two incomes in the home.

In the United States, however, the cultural beliefs are looser than the other countries whose are strict. For example in the United States although they have a kind of general set of cultural norms that are mild. Because the United States culture is loose, it is more developed because it can expand and make the economy better, also making development better. This is because when a country has very strong cultural beliefs it often find itself stuck in the past and not moving forward with the times. One example is Japan, whose cultural beliefs are very strong in some villages and cities, is like a step back into time where everything is very traditional and how it’d be 20 years ago. And this prevents the country to grow with the times with technology, agriculture, and social standings between the other countries of the world.

Culture would improve the development of a country, because if the belief was that women couldn’t work, and they would start to work the economy would also improve and thus it would make the development increase and the standard of living would be better for the people. Culture would also improve the country not only by having the country expand its economy within the country.It would also increase tourism, which would have an impact on the culture by getting more cultural views. An example would be San Francisco, CA several years ago San Francisco was a town for the hippies of the 60’s now with the tourism that travels through , it is one of the top vacation stops in the country and one of the most expensive.

Based on how the beliefs in a country are if they are really strict or if they are loose the United States can affect the countries development. Wither it’s how strict the culture is that can ultimately damaging the country, how in other countries with their culture is less strict and its helps their development, and how specifically how if their culture would improve the country. Although there are several aspects that can affect how a country develops however culture has several effects on development that can be hard to be dictated as a contributor to how a country develops.

       Work cited

“Cultural and Social Factors That Affect development.” Make Wealth History. Make Wealth History, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

Francis. “The Role of Culture in Economic Development.” The Role of Culture in Economic Development. Micronesian Seminar, June 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

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Cartoon. Mommylife.net. Mommy Life, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://mommylife.net/archives/2011/11/13/problem%20with%20american%20culture.jpg&gt;.

“Discrimination in Social Institutions.” Map. Huffington Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-11-03-3.jpg&gt;.

N.d. Photograph. San Francisco. Hdnux.com. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/12/35/52/2742958/5/628×471.jpg&gt;

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Emily Flora

Alex Bullen

Nov 13, 2013

Human geography

When Will the Problems Outweigh the Benefits?

Every populated region in the world has to get its water pumped throughout the city for its people so they can survive. However, several cities don’t get their water from within the city. More often the water is from somewhere else and then gets pumped through a series of pipes to the city. “Longmont, Co is a town of 88,669 people, measured in 2012. Longmont’s drinking water is all surface water that comes from the St. Vrain Watershed and from the Western Slope via the Colorado Big Thompson and Windy Gap projects operated by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District”( City of Longmont). Throughout the years, Colorado elections have been dealing with the issues of sourcing clean water through fracking and drought prevention throughout Colorado.

Fracking has been an issue for several years not only in Colorado but throughout the United States of America. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock that is several layers deep within the earth. “Horizontal drilling (along with traditional vertical drilling) allows for the injection of highly pressurized fracking fluids into the shale area. Creating new channels within the rock from which natural gas is extracted at higher than traditional rates is a process that can take up to a month, while the drilling teams delve more than a mile into the Earth’s surface.”

(what is fracking) After this, the well is cased with cement to ensure groundwater protection, and the shale is hydraulically fractured with water and other fracking fluids. However, in the event that the wells’ cement encasement breaks, it will release into the underground water tables natural gas and other dangerous chemicals, making the water unclean and undrinkable. The debate is that while fracking does provide natural gas, it poses a threat to the safety of underground water; causing Politian’s to reconsider the overall benefits of fracking.

With Colorado’s climate changing in recent years, a rise in temperature brings a greater threat of drought to the state.  Politicians are debating what the best ways are to prevent more water from being lost. Climate change has an effect on several different facets in a region, including the frequency and severity of droughts throughout Colorado, population growth, the creation of dams and diversions, and the specific uses of water that people can freely implement. While counties in the state can put water restrictions on towns, it often comes into effect too late to recover the water that’s lost. This often takes months or even years to replenish that were once lost.  The building of dams and diversions re-directs the water away from certain water basins like the Colorado River that provides not only a source of water to people, but the ability to do water sports like white water rafting if there is a drought throughout the Colorado river the water may not deep enough for white water rafters to be able to raft and then putting small businesses out on the street. With the water levels dropping Politian’s are debating on what to do about it weather to increase the restrictions on the usage of water some answers should come within the next couple months.

In Colorado and throughout the United States of America water is being affected in more ways than is desirable through fracking, and water droughts. Although people don’t often realize there impact on water, Politian’s have are finding new ways to prevent these problems becoming bigger in the next couple years, by passing new laws and regulations. Even though it often takes a longtime for change to happen if it means saving water from being a thing we as humans will have to live without that is a necessity to life, than it is something that needs to be saved.

Work cited

Ci.longmont.co.us. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

“Save The Colorado – River.” Save The Colorado – River. Reel Motion Media, 2010. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

“What Is Fracking.” What Is Fracking. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

“2012 Longmont Water Quality Report.” N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

Photos:

Colorado River. 2008. Photograph. Photochrome.org/. By Enrique. Sept. 2008. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.  <http://photochrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/op-enrique-aguirre-colorado-river.jpg&gt;

.Fracking. 2011. Photograph. Today.uconn.edu/. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http://today.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/fracking.jpg&gt;.

Water Filtration. N.d. Photograph. Longmont. Ci.longmont.co.us/. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

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Gabrielle Strandquist

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