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Has technology accelerated human evolution?

my question is based on my observations of events that have happened in my own lifetime,we went from conventional warfare to atomic bombs ,we went from party line telephones to blue tooth, we went from the encyclopedia to ipads,we went from maps to gps,we went from libraries to kindle,we went from Sunday dinner to Mc Donalds,we went from radio to 50"flat screen 3d television,skype,electric cars,and we put a man on the moon.All of this in one life time.what use to take millions of years to happen,. is now happening in generations.I watch little kids walking towards doors they dont stop because they know its going to open,young children using computers to write and draw.I guess my question is,am I right in thinking that human evolution is accelerating.


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  • Jul 18 2012: I believe human evolution is driving the technology as much as the opposite. We will keep coming up with new inventions or improvements to current tech to keep our minds churning. The rate of evolution may fluctuate ( is it a sine wave?) but it will keep going. I don't think we will ever reach a point where we will hear that we have reached the end. Humans will evolve in the next 100 years to better suite the environment which will be significantly different than the cave man.

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