Technology at the Expense of Environment

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Student’s Name:Makeeda Brooks
Instructor:Mrs. Rochelle Porter-Linton
Course: Freshman Composition II
Assignment:Argumentative Essay
Date:November 18, 2010

“The modern world places too much reliance on technology.” Do you agree? Technology, which means the development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to solve human problems. Compared to the past technology has improved tremendously making it near impossible to survive in an environment without it. Technology however creates three main issues helplessness, environmental hazards and social problems. Over reliance on technology is at the expenses of the environment. Individual’s health is increasingly being affected by technology; one of the major reasons for this is the increased use of cell phones. There is a harmful radiation that emerges from the use of cell phone which affects the human brain. Flora and fauna has been also affected due to the increased usage of pesticides the air, water and soil has been contaminated this is then trickled down to humans who consume fruits and vegetables. Social problems that arise from an over reliance on technology is: poor communication and relational skills and an addiction to the internet. Technology has caused a break down in the communication process because individuals spend more time on the internet sending instant messages that are not grammatically correct. This in turn creates problems with persons writing essays and other general papers for school purposes, because they are accustom to writing a particular way on the internet it is embedded in them and therefore relate it to everything they do. An addiction to the internet cause individuals more so the younger generation to be socially deprived. The younger generation relies on the internet to keep in touch with friends and family, this however eliminates the need for face-to-face conversations. Individuals and society becomes helpless and at a loss...
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