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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 to cheaper labor input costs, provide American consumers with less expensive goods. Because of technology, ***** can be shipped ***** over ***** world, and we can enjoy oranges from Sicily in the middle of winter. Goods can be sold via e-Bay all over ***** world. As the world grows sm*****er, people move farther away from their families, as they are more aw***** ***** opportunities far ***** wide. Demographically, more affluent people have fewer children, and ***** more material comforts for those children. The ecology may ***** heating up because of global warming, but in the short term, technology has provided humanity with many economic pleasures, although it has also widened the gap between the developing and ***** developed world in terms ***** st*****ards of liv*****g. Still, China and India may be catching up, deploying ***** cheaper labor costs and large populations to an economic advantage. The world has grown more stratified, but the poor ***** grown more aware, through the media, of ***** extent ***** the divide between the 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 creators of the ***** change, like a shift to a more sedentary society, the result of the ubiquity of ***** Internet at home and work. Societies are all equally affected by change, but not all ***** society benefits from technological progress. Technology has enriched the lives of Americas who are able to af*****d computers, ***** for those families who cannot, the educational divide between ***** who grow up ***** computers and those who do not, once consider*****, now becomes seismic ***** terms ***** the necessary job skills the poor are deprived of, ***** some children may never overcome this early obstacle to their


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