Americans Are Becoming Too Dependent On Computers Essay

1617 Words Feb 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Americans are becoming too dependent on computers “The technology is rewiring our brains,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and one of the world’s leading brain scientists (Nora Volkow). The extensive use of computers and other technology can cause fractured thinking and lack of focus. As Sherry Turkle suggested, "Individuals are vulnerable to the virtual world and we must learn to take responsibility for our actions” (Sherry Turkle). People who spend a lot of time on computers are very vulnerable to the virtual world and can easily become addicted. Computers started as just simple machines that were used to process and store data. Overtime computers, along with the internet, have become valuable and indispensable tools for society. Computers are used to complete daily tasks, to do research, to complete office and school work, to communicate with family and friends and for personal entertainment such as consuming media or playing games. As technology evolves and the functionality and effectiveness of computers improve, Americans become increasingly and negatively dependent on computers.
The computer and the internet are valuable and indispensable tools for society, but their use is not always positive. According to the A Nation Online website, "How Americans are expanding their use of the Internet," in the last few years, it has been noted that Americans ' use of the Internet has grown substantially. The United States has become an online…

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