As Americans we, above all, should know of technopolies. We are surrounded by them every day without even realizing the big impact they have in our everyday life. One of the most important technopolies that we have in our life, in my opinion, is the evolution of things. I realize that by saying ‘things’ is very broad and doesn't narrow down to one or two items in life. By evolution I mean in nature and in technology.
The first evolution example I find really intriguing is the evolution of animals, one in particular. On the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of South America, we find an iguana. Not just an ordinary iguana. Over time some iguanas went looking for food in the ocean by the coast. With evolution, this type of iguana developed different features that allowed them to swim better. Now if we were to travel to the islands we would find two different looking iguanas depending on where you go on the island. Land iguanas are lighter while the marine iguanas are darker. Not only is evolution found in animals, we also see it in human life.
Technology has been a big part of human evolution. Inventions began as early as cavemen. As time passed we invented the printing press, and even more time passed the car was invented. Day after day people tried to improve what had already been invented. Faster and easier printing presses were created, which helped newspapers to be printed quicker. Now we have machines creating our paper. It is all done with computers now, in comparison to no computers back when it was first invented.
The model T car has been changed quite a bit. There are more car companies now than just ford, whom invented the model T. Now we have Chevy, Mazda, and the list goes on. The body of the car has changed very much since that of the model T. New technologies allow for people to travel faster and easier. We have cruise control now to assist us with driving. Heaven forbid our foot may get tired. As time passes we make things better and better. More efficient. Easier. All things that humans want in an appliance.
Below, in the link, there are pictures of the examples of which I have told. All this is related to nature because nature does evolution in the same way. The way iguanas transformed based on their eating habits shows that very well. Nature has had to evolve to become accustomed to things like weather, organisms, and many other things. Where would this world be without evolution? I think we would still all be prime apes saying 'ooh ooh aah aah'. Evolution is a way for this world to continue its ordinary rotation.