From the list of essay that were studied and analyzed throughout the term, the one that I least responded to was “Shadows on the Wall” by Ewen and Ewen. In the essay, the author talks about how individuals traverse the world with the intention of transforming their lives and fulfilling various personal desires. The journey is not usually an easy one as it entails going through treacherous roads, unpredictable weather as well as turbulent political changes. Despite the fact that the author has effectively tried to put across his aides, I still found it difficult to respond to this particular essay due to the complex structure which was used. Moreover, the essay is very detailed and following up each of the issues or phenomena being addressed is not easy.
“Change the World” by George Packer is an essay which addresses the changes that have taken place in the America technology sector. It talks about how the various players in the industry engage with the society and the movement. Packer argues that in the initial years of technology revolution, major players in the technology industry were too obsessed with coming up with solutions to various challenges without thinking of how they can also positively impact on the wellbeing of the general population (par 6). The government was taken to be an enemy of the sector. Very few companies were engaging in political activities and philanthropy. The essay goes ahead to show how things have change with technology entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin showing a lot of interest in philanthropy work and political initiatives (Packer par 12).
I believe that Packer has effectively addressed the transformation which has occurred over the years. In the initial phase of technology revolution, it was quite apparent that most industry players were just concerned about coming up with new products and innovations that could