People Have Become Overly Dependent on Technology

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People have become overly dependent on technology

We are living in a society which is called "technologically civilized" society. Every small work we do is technology dependent. Today every other person is recognized with the device or gadget, he carries; which is technically advanced. Ultimately, we can say that ,"living without technology is like living without air" in this technical world of today. Therefore, we are much dependent on technology. Our lifestyles have changed and still continue to change each time a new invention is created. Among the most influential are wheels, light bulbs, telephones, transportation vehicles, refrigerators, radios, televisions, plastics, and computers. The initial purpose of these inventions were to make work easier to do, be able to see in the dark with electricity, communicate more efficiently and quickly, and move all across the world at a faster pace. I am glad we live in a technological society because we can research items quickly by using the internet; communicate with people from great distances within seconds; and carry large and heavy loads on trucks, ships, and airplanes. With this in mind, are we as a society forgetting how privileged we are and taking our lives for granted?

In the good ol' days, people were very self-sufficient and created many things from scratch, such as bread, butter, and clothing. Unfortunately, many people today are not taught to do these things because we learn how to operate machinery to do it for us or go buy the item at a store. I bring all of this up because I wonder if we have left ourselves vulnerable to a "cyber attack". Could our tools be used against us? There are many computer viruses present, but could people also shut down our power completely thus eliminating our "driving forces". If that happened, I have inkling that we would all become "chickens with our heads cut off". We would panic because first, it would probably be...
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