November 16, 2010
As the world moves on, technology gets better and better. As we have all heard, technology is the future. Well if we continue down the path technology is setting for us then it might not be much of a future. Laziness is one of the huge problems that technology has brought about. Americas dependency on technology has left us crippled in a sense.
When searching for a job for instance. You no longer even need to leave the house to apply for a job. Used to be you would have to go get a newspaper so you could browse through the job ads. Then you would have to go to the company in order to receive an application. Now you don’t ever have to step out of the house. You can wake up and take two steps to a computer and do it all online. It is more “convenient” for the employer as well. “all the employer has to do is put in a specific set of skills in a software, and the software does the rest. They do not have to read the resume” (Logan, 2010. P.1). So in the end the employer never gets to meet a lot of the people applying unless their software matches them. In the end the computer system does a lot of the man hours that that specific employee would be doing. The employee still comes to work for the same amount of hours a day but sits around bored doing nothing most of that time. Computers cannot compute all factors of a person either though.
At one time products were manufactured by people. Now almost everything you buy is done by a machine. Sure machines might be able to have a higher output but you lose the craftsmanship of a product. “ There is more value placed on the quantity of things that we can do, rather than the quality of our output” (Freyda, 2010. Para.2). Higher output means more money. Less workers, more machines, means more money. When did producing a good product go out the window. People are now even to lazy to build things on our own. We need a machine to do it for us at a more...