Other than technology and media, what might I suggest for things that represent the modern age?Hi, I am writing an essay on what represents the modern Age. So far my two main ideas are tehcnology...

Other than technology and media, what might I suggest for things that represent the modern age?

Hi, I am writing an essay on what represents the modern Age. So far my two main ideas are tehcnology and media. I'm having a very difficult time coming up with a third idea.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In addition to the two things you mention, I would mention one of the following two things:

  • General tolerance.  To me, a hallmark of the modern age is the idea that it is no longer acceptable to be intolerant of minority groups or bigoted towards women.  This is something that has changed in my lifetime and which seems very modern to me.
  • Globalization.  One of the major attributes of our society today is the extent to which it is globalized.  We live in an era where there is so much trade and where more and more countries are becoming part of the global economy.

These are more social aspects of the modern age in contrast to what you already have, which is more technological.