The Effects of Technology on Society
New technology is rapidly expanding. Manual labor is now becoming extinct. Depending on the type of technology implemented, it can be negatively affecting our way of living. Not at all was technology meant to have a detrimental affect on society. It’s soul purpose was to make life easier. There are simple ways to discipline ourselves that allows, which allows us to manage technology. We need to understand the use of technology before making it apart of our lives.
Life before technology was much simpler. Family and friendship values were much stronger and much closer then they are now. Previously, Before when there were no television or and video games, children would play outside, get exercise, breath fresh air and had fun. They rode their bikes, played ball, and other games that kept them occupied, healthy and fit. Moreover, we read books, which stimulated our thought processes and increased our level of education. Additionally, daily events such as suppertime were important because it gave us the feeling of being loved and involved. By sitting down as a family and interacting, we were encouraged to open-up and talk about our day.
Life with technology has made life a lot simpler. We use cellphones rather than jumping on a bike or walking by foot to communicate with others. Instead of going to our local library, a majority of us use electronic gadgets (IPAD, IPOD, Kindle, Nook) to download books or search the internet to do their research. WIFI connections are everywhere. You are able to connect to one of these devices at any store, mall, restaurant, home, gas station, library, etc. Twitter, Google, Facebook, blogs, email and texting is affecting our Life.another type of tools software that keeps the world connected. Online college; how would have thought that this would ever exist? There is no doubt in our minds that technology is here to stay and has simplified our lives. However, have we had enough.
References: McWhorter K., McGrath J., Smith B. (2007) College Reading and Writing, 3rd Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions, p. 236).
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