The Downsides of Technology

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The Downsides of Technology Samuel G. Freedman and Maggie Jackson both write magnificent essays about technology and how it has negatively affected society. Although, they both fail to mention that technology is not the reason for lack of education, communication, and expression of our own ideas but that it is the user who abuses the amount of technology used. Technology has been useful in many ways and has only improved society through resources of communication and information regardless of those who use technology in negative ways. Samuel G. Freedman tells a short story in his essay about Professor Ali Nazemi and the bold show he put on for his students. Nazemi hires an actor to pretend to be one of his students. In the middle of class the actor’s cell phone rang and Professor Nazemi asked to see his phone, the actor handed him the phone, then Professor Nazemi set it in his suit case, grabbed a hammer, and smashed the phone. By doing this he made a clear point to the rest of the class that he would not tolerate cellular distractions in his class room. Freedman explains that he considers Professor Nazemi a hero for showing how serious he takes education, as should we all. Academia is fighting a losing war against technology, whether it may be a short cut to quickly retrieve information, or a simple distraction keeping student’s attention from the education they should be getting. It would be hard for anyone to disagree with Freedman’s opinion in his essay. No matter how much teenagers will argue that cell phones are not a distraction in class, they always will be. Education is the foundation of society and it is very important that we all receive it but it is not easy for a teacher to educate the students to their full ability if they do not give their full attention or effort. The lazy ways of “copy and paste” have been addressed by a simple scan of the internet, although, that does not solve the issue of students

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