Topics: Public space, Technology, Mobile phone Pages: 3 (918 words) Published: September 29, 2013

Technology is in everyones life these days if they want it to be or not. There are good and bad reasons for having so much technology in the world we live in today. Robert Samuels in his article “Breaking Down Borders: How Technology the Private and Public Realms”, “We adapt to our new technologies and to the new spaces these technologies create”(321). Gary Wolf also says in his article “The Data-Driven Life” “Millions of us track ourselves all the time”(327) later in the article he mentions, “Self tracking, is not really a tool of optimization but of discovery, tracking regimes that we would once have thought bizarre are becoming normal”(335).

I'm going to be discussing the adaption of how humans have evolved from low to high technology over night. People in the past had to wait patiently to tell someone important information, because the tools were not present to help them get it in a timely manner. In today's society it is as simple as whipping out your cellular device and getting a hold of the person you are trying to reach with a touch of a button. People abuse the use of technology. Instead of having privacy settings in place, people are having personal phone calls in public places with no consideration of anyone around them. Robert Samuels mentions this in his article “In order to avoid having to listen to conversations that should be private in the first place”(320). Robert is saying that why ignore the private conversations if people are willing to say it aloud in a crowded public place listen. Many others would agree with Samuels, even 1

those outside of the realm of scholars. In an interview with James “It makes me laugh sometimes at what some people talk about in front of complete strangers.” James also goes on to say “Sometimes I try and listen to others conversations so I can see if I can relate to what is happening in my life”. Olivia , , explains how she uses a cell phone everywhere she goes “My cell phone is always in my pocket,” She...
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