When I was younger things were not as easy as they are today. For example, years ago on hot summer days my family only had one air conditioning unit, which took hours to cool off the house. Also, life before the Internet was much different. If I needed to buy something, I would have to leave the house and fight traffic to go shopping. In today's society we have advanced technology, such as central air conditioning and the Internet, which makes life easier.
The new technology advantages such as air conditioning and the Internet are similar in many ways. To begin, primarily privileged people in society use them. Both technology pieces are very costly to maintain. The advantages have made life much more convenient and comfortable for mankind. Before the invention of the air conditioner, people were forced to live and work in unfit and extremely hot temperatures.
According to Arthur Miller, "Given the heat, people smelled, of course, but some smelled a lot worse than others" (Miller 186). The conditions that Miller described are completely different from today's standards of living. For example, although an underprivileged family may not be able to afford an air conditioner, it is very possible that their place of work would be at a cool temperature.
On the other hand, the new technology advances are different in some ways. The Internet is more of a luxury for our society. However, people do not need the Internet to survive. It is primarily used for recreational purposes. It makes everything available to the consumer at anytime. However, an air conditioning unit is more or less essential for the elderly and some people with certain health conditions. In some cases, people can become extremely ill from the heat. This is when air conditioning becomes essential...