Generation and Technology

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The Internet, Television and Video games all influence the millennial generation and can all be accessed through one device. The cell phone has developed expeditiously over the past ten years some may even call it a second brain the way millennials cling to it and seem inefficient without it. 83% of the kids use cellular phones (Cyber bullying Research Center). The cell phone may be one of the most powerful devices created over the past generations. The cell phone has made it possible for videos and music to be instantly streamed to the palm of our hand, it has made possible to answer any question without being near a computer and to play video games anywhere in the world without the need of a video game system or television. The cell phone has also made it possible for people to connect with each other at any point in time. However is it a good thing to have all this power in a device that is so mobile? It gives so much access to one person’s life and is able to put it all out on the air waves. Cell phone usage and the usage of any technology for that matter are starting to become an addiction. A study done by the University of Maryland found that” Many young people reported mental and physical symptoms of distress and “employed the rhetoric of addiction, dependency and depression,” when reporting their experiences of trying to go unplugged for a full day”The cell phone has become the center of the lives of Millennials so much that when going without, it seems as if they have lost a limb (Richard Alleyene). This type of dependency on anything is not healthy let alone an electronic device. However it is understandable why people are so dependent on cell phones it gives them access to so many things needed in order to be functional such as email, social network, contacts for work and in case of emergencies, business directory, day planner, and it also works as a memorandum the cell phone works as a hand held personal assistant. The cell phone...
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