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Negative Effects of Becoming Too Dependent on Technology

By gjiegarcia Dec 16, 2011 550 Words

Special Purpose: To inform my audience of the negative effects by becoming too dependent on technology.

Central Idea: By becoming too dependent on technology will give negative effects to our education, behavior and economic.

I According to study conducted by a company called McCan Worldgroup, young people are obsessed with their technology until the point that they would rather lose one of their most important sense than to lose Facebook, the internet and their cell phones. A. “To them, losing the ability to explore and communicate via technology would be like a blind man losing his stick”.

II According to Oxford dictionary, technology means machinery or equipment developed from scientific knowledge.

III Do you realized how much we depend on technology?

IV By becoming too dependent on technology will give negative effects to our education, behavior and economic.


I Dependent on technology will give negative effect to education. A. Addiction
1. People start feeling anxious when hand phone and laptop are not with them. 2. According to study conducted in America, from 500 American college students, 73% of them claimed they would not be able to study without some form of technology while 38% of them said they could not continue to study for more than ten minutes without checking their smart phone or laptop. 3. How many hours do we spend to study compared to surf the internet in a day? 4. Addiction is a waste of time.

5. The consequence is it affects exam result.
II Dependent on technology gives negative effect to behavior. A. Laziness
1. Lazy behavior can be in term of lazy physically and lazy mentally. 2. Lazy physically is when we lazy to move.
3. Lazy mentally is when our brain becomes lazy to think and less the ability of critical thinking. 4. “Information at your fingertips” is one of causes of lazy mentally. 5. The consequence is people cannot solve a simple and basic mathematics which have learnt for years.

III Dependent on technology gives negative effect to economic. A. Financial fraud
1. One of internet purpose is to do online transaction.
2. Online transaction increases the risk of people to become victim of financial fraud. 3. In the United States, where the internet was invented, the financial sector losses $10 Billion each year and in other major developed countries, they also suffer losses $10 Million to several Billion dollars due to internet fraud. 4. It is done by people who posses high expertise on computer. 5. “Get rich quick scheme” is one of method to cheat the computer users. 6. The possibility to get the money back is low.


I In a nutshell, although depend on technology gives all these negative effects, but it still has its own advantages to human live.

II Since technology has becomes necessary to us and will be more advanced in the future, therefore it totally depend on us on how to control and use it in a proper way.

III Always ensures that the usage of technology benefits to us and not to ruin our lives.



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