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Time and Human behavior

William Andrews (2002) argues that 'So integral have these time-based technologies become to our day-to-day lives that we recognize our dependency on them only when they fail to work (p. 76).'

While we all recognize that we have deadlines, appointments, and other activities that depend on knowing the time, the ability to measure time is more integral to society than in just those ways. Providing at least one example from the text, identify and discuss how the ability to measure time has changed human behavior.

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The complexities of human behavior require discipline. Beyond the usage of natural observation, a cumulative, quantitative measurement of time is a human need for order and dominion. Our sense of time affects our behavior in the sense that it provides us with a cognitive measurement of our existence in essence affirming that existence and this gives us a sense of domestic tranquility- which inadvertently affects the majority of our behavior.


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The solution provides a discussion of the ideas presented by William Andrews in relation to how our ability to measure time has affected and effectively changed human behavior.