Henry David Thoreau Essay | Comparing Thoreau's View to Todays View in Technology

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Comparing Thoreau's View to Todays View in Technology

Summary: Ponders what Thoreau would think of modern society considering how the naturalist believed in simplicity and today's life is very technologically advanced.
Henry Thoreau writes about the spread of technology in his day. He greatly supports a natural life that is full of simplicity and nothing more. He believed that humans were never made to advance in the way that they have in technology. Instead, he wants us to live as naturally as animals do, without any inconvenience or superstition. If Thoreau were to see how technology has advanced till this day, he would be mortified. Through his works he described his perfect society to be less complicated and more natural and laid back. Thoreau's view on today's technology, for example: the internet, cell phones, he would be extremely outraged. All of these new technological advances cause impediment in others lives.

"But if we stay at home and mind our business, who will want railroads? We do not ride on the railroad; it rides...

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