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College Application Essay


Progress has always been a goal of the United States and of the world. In our eagerness to
define and measure progress, we have created a plethora of meanings and measures. The
Gross National Product and the Dow Jones Industrial Average measure economic progress.
Other, more general forms of progress are more difficult to discern. To find broader
meanings, I choose to break progress down into technological, or material progress and
moral, or metaphysical progress.


It seems clear that technology is advancing. merely by observing the '86 cars one can see
the advanced features: light, streamlined, energy-saving, and quick. Each year the racing
cars and military jets go faster. Computers become smaller, faster, and more affordable.
In terms of technology, our culture is progressing at a rate never seen before.


Technological progress, however, is not always good. The ability to build an airport or a
shopping mall in a marsh or over quality farmground does not represent a positive cultural
advance. Similarly, the world would be much safer if nuclear physicists had not developed
the Bomb. Therefore, technological advance does not invaribly change the planet for the
better.

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