How Technology Affects Us

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Technology not only transforms societies, but it also changes social interactions and relationships between people.  In light of this, discuss how the following technological innovations may have changed social interactions and relationships among people in the United States: The telephone, the automobile, the television and cell phones.  How have computers, the Internet and email affected your own social interactions and relationships?  How would life be different if starting tomorrow, you never touched a computer again?

Technology has had a huge affect on our society. Some of the consequences have been positive and some have been negative, but for all I know technology has changed the way we live today. We see and use technology every day, from the moment we wake up to check our e-mails to the moment we go to bed and set our alarm clocks. I think technology has shaped us to be the people we are today. Technology has its pros and cons, its played an important part in the medical field, but it has also made us very lazy and dependent on technology.

I think the telephone has had the biggest impact on technology. We use the phone to place orders for merchants, to dial 911 calls, to discuss business deals, and to communicate with friends and family members over seas. The telephone lets people stay in contact with one another even if they’re three thousand miles away. It lets us keep friendships and relationships in contact. The telephone replaced the telegram and mail which often takes weeks and months to reach someone. I think the telephone has had a positive affect on our society. Nothing negative can be said about the telephone. The telephone has brought our society together because it’s easier for us to keep in contact with one another.

The cell phone has taken what the telephone can do to another level. The cell phone has accomplished everything the telephone has done, but now we can take our calls everywhere we go. The telephone doesn’t limit our...
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