There is a rapid revolution in technology affects lifestyles drastically. With almost every person owning their own cellphone, computer, or some type of technology; these are becoming a distraction, threat, and crutch to society. Is technology becoming so distracting that we can’t see the big picture to even know when it’s too much and can become dangerous? Are we so dependent on technology that we cannot live without it? What has technology brought us to? Not only just distraction to day-to-day tasks but it puts a wall between human connection in communicating to friends, associated, family, or others.
Across the board, the average amount of time that people spend on technology is about 7 hours, which is saying a lot seeing that the average adult is awake about 15 to 16 hours a day (Dretzin). According to Ahuja, teens spend more than 71/2 hours a day consuming media; watching TV, listening to music, surfing the Web, social networking, and playing video games, according to a 2010 study of 8- to 18-year-olds conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study also found a particular rise in time spent on mobile devices and an overall increase of about an hour and 20 minutes since 1999. Communication, relationships, and conversations have been turned into texts, emails, blogs, and messaging; so much so that the human race is losing the ability to meet face-to-face with others.
Society as a whole is becoming too dependent on technology that it is becoming a crutch. Simple day-to-day tasks are now dependent on technology in order to get the job done. Not to say that technology is a bad thing but too much of it and misusing it can be harmful. When typing or texting now a days, no one is worried about misspelling because of autocorrect corrects it for us. What happens when you must write physically for a job application or essay and there is no spell check software? In the classroom, teachers are having a
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