Technology and Its Effects on People

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Today, technology is all around us. It doesn't matter where you are, or what you are doing there is a good chance that you are surrounded by some sort of technology possibly without you even knowing it. In 2011 I am confident in saying almost everyone around you is using some sort of technology. It can either be an IPod, Iphone, cell phone or computer. Ruth Marcus the author of the article Cyberspace Dunderheads has a very strong opinion along with technology writer Nicholas Carr on how technology over the years has transformed and advanced the way our minds pick up information and how that information is presented to us. Amy Goldwasser, the author of What's the matter with kids today? Believes that a typical teenagers life revolves around cell phones, iPods, and the internet. She states in her article "We're afraid our kids know things we don't." teens today have access to everything on the internet unless it has a parental lock on it, and texting to kids is more efficient that a phone conversation. A world without technology almost seems unimaginable and a bit thick but what about when it begins contaminating our brains with that feeling of "an alcoholic reaching for the bottle, toward the BlackBerry," at that point it has come too far. Ruth Marcus compares her thoughts with the thoughts of Nicholas Carr throughout her article Cyberspace Dunderheads. Carr believes that technology is changing everything around us, and in a sense making us dumber and having us soley rely on technology. Ruth believes that technology allows her to work faster and more efficiently. It allows her to have an "alt tab, efficiency between work and family," while also renewing and making new relationships. The technology around us can be quite beneficiary but technology can also take a toll including physically. The director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow told the New York Times "The technology is re-wiring our brains," it’s slowly but surely affecting us in...
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