How Technology Has Affected Us ? - Argumentative Essay

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Madison MessinaMr. sherry
English 101
How technology has affected us
Even though today’s technology makes our lives easier, technology also has its downfalls. Humans are much lazier than they have ever been, and there are more lost jobs because computers are taking over and doing work for us. For example, the other day my friend just lost her job doing customer service because the computer operators are now doing the customer service. People have become more dependent on cell phones to keep in touch with everybody, and television, for some people, is a disgusting way to be entertained (especially with the reality shows we sometimes tend to live off of). On the other hand some people argue that we can not live without technology, which in some cases is true. If we didn’t have cars it would be hard to get to work, or if there was no television we might not know important news that might actually save us some day. Although technology has its benefits, people have become too dependent on it. Machines have has taken many jobs that would have otherwise been performed by people themselves. One example of technology taking over would be the security industry, and technology’s ability to monitor environments better than people. Computers have taken over many human jobs as well. In the article “Will you be digitized?”, by Sacha Zimmerman, Zimmerman says, “ Office jobs are among the positions hardest hit by computation. Word processors and typists will lose about 93,000 jobs over the next few years, while 57,000 secretarial jobs will vanish. Blame the PC: today, many executives type their own memos and carry their secretaries in the palms of their hands.” (Par #1) Technology has also made people become lazier. One example would be the use of the Internet on cell phones, which grants the ability to see and speak through the Internet using webcams. Another example of how technology has made people lazier is with transportation. In the article “Is Technology...
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