Technology Overload

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Zacharias Morton
Emma Liddle
Composition 101: Essay 1
2/21/2012
TECHNOLOGY OVERLOAD
In today's culture, there is no escape from technology. We are completely engulfed in our cell phones, I phones, computers, and gaming systems. These devices give us the opportunity to be connected to each other and the rest of the world at all times. But, this is a good and bad step in history. Technology blinds us from the real world, and makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except technology. This is the world we live in, people are so addicted to technological devices they have forgotten what it is to be social. Social by definition is to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation (Dictionary.com). The arrival of social networking is ironically the beginning of our social downfall. When do you pull the plug and realize that too much of anything, no matter how good it is, is a bad thing. We may run our lives with the help of our Blackberry phones and Apple computers, but do these forms of technology in turn control us? At first glance these new advances are greater steps to making our lives easier. But when examined closely, a large part of technology is the cause of many problems in our society. Years ago, simple toys filled the shelves in department stores. Things like Tonka Trucks, dress-up dolls, and bicycles were the hot items flying off the shelves. Now, kids are begging for new games for their PlayStations and Wii systems. Video games take on a lot of heat because of they’re negative side effects they have among children for example making kids lazy, obese, and withdrawn from other social ills. According to Palo Alto Medical foundation “numerous studies show that video games, especially ones with violent content, make teens more aggressive”. The authors also stated that teens who play violent video games for extended periods of time tend to be more aggressive, are prone for confrontation with their...
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