Jack Miller January 30th
AHIS 287 Dr. Frank Essien
What is the Modern World?


Modern is relating to present and recent time. In other words this means that modern is todays day in age or the time in which you are living in. The term modern can be a connection between the past, the present and the future.
One-way that modern can be an element of the past is through technology. Advancements of technology can add on top of each other. In other words technology that was made in the past leads to the new technology of the present. With out the technology of the past we would not have the technology or the things that we know in the present age. For example electricity lead to the creation of the light bulb and then to the creation of the television. " By creating a vacuum inside the bulb, finding the right filament to use, and running lower voltage through the bulb, Edison was able to achieve a light bulb that lasted for many hours. This was a substantial improvement, and one that led with more improvements, to making the light bulb practical and economical." (ThomasEdison.org) This quotation shows how technology of the past can lead to new technology of our present and future .
One-way that modern can be an element of the present is through trends. Modern is a form of the present. So this this means that anything that is happening or in this example trending is modern. For example one trend of todays day and age is that everyone has cell phones. This trend is happening in the present so that it is considered modern. In the past people only had house phones and in the future there might be something new that we use instead of cell phones. So for the present age the cellphone is considered a modern item to have. " The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%."(PewResearch.org) This quotation shows how cellphones are a big part of the present trends and modern society. In the past the cellphone was not available to people and who knows where the future will bring this technology but it will be a lot better than what we have in this modern time.
One-way that modern can be an element of the future is through politics. Everything that the government does today sets up what will be done in the future and years to come. In other words things that we do in the present are to make our futures better for us. One example of this is during George Washington's presidency he set a precedent that each president should only take two terms in office. Because of what Washington did in his present or modern day, it impacted the future because this precedent is still going on today. " Two years later, Washington became America's first president. Realizing that the way he handled the job would impact how future presidents approached the position, he handed down a legacy of strength, integrity and national purpose." (History.com) This quotation shows that during George Washington's present age or modern times he has impacted the future with what he has done and also shows how the future is an element of modern.
The term modern can be a connection between the past, the present and the future. Modern is the present day and age that we live in today. With out the past and the future there would be no modern day in age that we live in.