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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 24 2012: I believe your observations are absolutely right and is something that continue to be true. Technology IMHO is developed exponentially, now that we have a mostly free world with intelligent minds and the ability to communicate findings and quickly and easily. Allowing people in different places to work together and discuss findings through our newly discovered advanced communication network (internet) we will continue to advance at a rate never seen before. We how have 14 year old kids developing nuclear reactors in their parents basements. In closing, I 100 percent agree with you, it is going to continue to do so, and in the next 30 years we are going to see dramatic changes in our lifestyles and our gadgets!

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