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How has technology ********** 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, goods can be shipped ***** over ***** world, and we can enjoy oranges from Sicily in the middle ***** winter. Goods can ***** sold via e-Bay all over the world. As ***** 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 ***** more material comforts for those children. The ecology may be heating up because of global warming, but in the short term, technology h***** provided humanity with many economic pleasures, although it has also widened the gap between the develop*****g and ***** developed ***** in terms of standards ***** living. Still, China and India may be catching *****, deploying ***** ***** labor costs and large populations to an ***** advantage. The world has grown more stratified, but the poor have grown ***** aware, through the media, of ***** extent ***** the divide between the haves and have-nots.

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


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