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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?

***** ***** 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, ***** can be shipped all over the world, and we can enjoy oranges from Sicily in ***** middle of winter. Goods can ***** sold via e-Bay ***** over the world. As the world grows smaller, people move farther away from their families, as they are more aware of 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 has *****d humanity with many economic pleasures, although it has also widened the gap between the developing and the developed ***** in terms ***** standards of living. Still, China and India may be catching *****, deploying ***** ***** labor costs and large populations to an economic advantage. The world has 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, technology, or population numbers, but the subsequent social changes spawn further social changes unplanned by the crea*****rs of the ***** change, ***** a shift to ***** more sedentary society, ***** result of the ubiquity of ***** Internet at home and work. Societies are all equally affected by *****, ***** not all of society benefits from technological progress. Technology ***** enriched the lives of Americas who are able ***** af*****d computers, but for those families who cannot, ***** educational divide between children who grow up with computers and those who do not, once considerable, now becomes seismic in terms of the necessary job skills the poor are deprived of, and some ***** may never overcome this early obstacle to their

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