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How has technology changed or impacted Geography, Demography, Ecology, Economics and Stratification? What stimulates "Social Change?" Are all societies equal when change occurs? Why or why not?

Technology has lessened the barriers that geography places upon commerce. Companies can outsource labor to India, pay workers the going rate, and due ***** cheaper labor input costs, provide American consumers with less expensive goods. Because of technology, goods can be shipped ***** over the world, and we can enjoy oranges from Sicily in ***** middle of winter. Goods ***** ***** sold via e-Bay all over the world. As ***** world grows sm*****er, people move farther away from their families, as they are more aw***** ***** opportunities far and wide. Demographically, more affluent people have fewer children, and provide more material comforts for those *****. The ecology may be heating up *****cause of global warming, but in the short term, technology h***** *****d humanity with many economic pleasures, although it has also widened the gap between the develop*****g and the developed world in terms of standards of liv*****g. Still, China and India may be catching *****, deploying their cheaper labor costs ***** large populations to an economic advantage. The world ***** grown more stratified, but the poor have grown ***** **********, through the media, ***** the extent of the divide between ***** haves and have-nots.

Social change ***** originate in material changes, like changes in climate, *****, or population numbers, but the subsequent social changes spawn further social ***** unplanned by the crea*****rs of the material change, like a shift to ***** more sedentary society, ***** result of the ubiquity of ***** Internet at home and work. Societies are all equally affected by change, ***** not all ***** society benefits from technological progress. Technology has enriched the lives of Americas who are able to af*****d computers, but for those families ***** cannot, the educational divide between children who grow up with computers and those who do not, once considerable, now becomes seismic ***** terms of the necessary job skills the ***** are deprived *****, ***** some ***** may never overcome this early obstacle to their

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