Technology in Todays World

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In today’s world technology can be considered both very beneficial to society as well as harmful. Technology can be anywhere from helpful to hurtful, from keeping one informed about the world, advancements in the medical field, and keeping in touch with friends and family to obesity, cyberbullying, and laziness. It is a part of our daily lives from the alarms we set in the morning to watching television with our families at the end of a long day.

Technology can be very beneficial in the fact that our advancements in it have made things a great deal easier than they would have been many years ago. It allows us to keep in contact with people that we do not get to see every day or that live far away. I have a close friend, in the Air Force, who is stationed in Japan for at least four years and because of technology we can keep in touch all the time, whereas we would not be able to without it. Thanks to technology we have satellite TVs and radios, which helps in keeping people informed on what is going on in the world. Just by turning on the television one can see the presidential debate, catch a movie, or see what the temperature will be like. Because of this advancement families can now sit down and enjoy a movie together when it is convenient. Society has also advanced through medical technology, with which we can use to keep ourselves healthy and alive. Because of our advancements someone who has cancer, or any chronic pain or disease, can live longer than they might without it. [Ethos]

Although technology has been great with advancing the world forward, it has some major negative effects on the world such as obesity and laziness. People no longer feel the need to go out of the house to do things. Children of today’s generation are facing the growing problem of obesity because all they want to do is sit and play games, they do not have the desire to go out and get exercise. “According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), obesity rates in...
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