Technology in America

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Albert Einstein once said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” In a world ruled by technology it is almost impossible to imagine a life without it. When I wake and before I fall asleep I always make sure to check my cell phone. The human race lived millions of years without this luxury. Now however, there is a growing dependence on this dilemma. This leads to the burning question; is all this technology actually helping the human race or is technology doing more harm than good? The simple answer is; while it may seem incredibly helpful technology is actually hurting humanity.

The effects of technology has on daily living are impossible not to notice. With the growing popularity of social media sites such as, Facebook and Twitter we are losing our privacy. Teenagers online are also at risk of being targeted by sexual predators in chat rooms or on social networking sites. Even on a smaller scale, whatever a person posts could be used against them. The news media has reported extensively on the dangers of "sexting" in recent years. It has become very simple and easy to find out more about a person. Not only in a business aspect, can this happen to a person but also in a personal way as well. Internet bullying has also become a very important issue. With all new technology is has never been easier to type and send a hurtful message.

Perhaps, the most apparent, problem with the growth of technology is the shrinking human intelligence. We are now at the point where the devices we create are smarter than the people who make them. Eventually, if this trend continues, students will not be able to simply add or subtract on their own. Another area of focus is children who spend too much time in front of the television, or playing video games, tend to have lower grades than students who are active and involved in extracurricular activities. Studies have shown since students are so accustomed to multi-tasking they have...
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