Effects of Technology

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There is no escape from technology. In most cases this is not a problem though. Many people respect and admire technology because it is there to benefit them. Without the technological advances we had, the world would not have been what it is today. What people don' understand is that technology can actually be a bad thing . In society today, people are looking for more and more ways to be entertained, and all it is doing is causing problems. People are spending less and less time thinking and spending more and more time watching, listening, and playing, all because of technology. Forms of entertainment like the internet , television, and even video games may seem harmless, but they're not. When the internet was first introduced, peopl thought it would never amount up to anything. The internet is an easy to use technology that can do just about anything. But  what people don't understand is that the internet is not all that good. Much of the information posted on sites are merely opinions, not factual information. When people look at this information, it looks and seems like trustful information, but most of the time its not.    When television first came on the market about fifty years ago, families had one television at the most in the household, and most families only used the television for the news or for an occasional show or two. Today, it is a rarity if you find only one television in a household. Most families have numerous televisions in their house and use it more and more for entertainment purposes. People of all ages are addicted to television. On average, people watch about thirty hours of television a week. But the people who go beyond this point are reffered to as couch potatoes. The couch potatoes are the people who sit in front of the television for hours on end, and will only get out of their seat to get something to drink or go to the bathroom. Social gatherings and even family communication is being affected by the amount of television people...
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