Are We Too Reliant On Technology? Essay

1343 Words Nov 15th, 2015 null Page
The issue I have chosen is technological advancements. I am posing the question, are we too reliant on technology? My answer is yes, even though I believe technological advancements are necessary. In this day and age technology has worked its way into almost every aspect of our lives, and we continue to let it. During my junior year, I went around to my peers and asked over 200 students how much they used technology. After collecting all the data, over 90 percent said they used technology almost the entire time they were awake. In my own life, I know that I as well use technology too often. From when I wake up to when I go to bed, I am on my phone, watching television, or doing homework on the computer. It is clear that technology has had positive effects on our society such as medical advancements, agricultural advancements, energy advancements, and much more. However, the technology we use on a daily basis seems to have taken over our lives. I strongly believe, although technological advancements are important, we as a society have become too reliant on them.
Part two: Based on my personal experiences and observations, I believe society is too reliant on technology. However, after reading Jane McGonigal’s book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, my original thought begun to shift. Throughout her book, McGonigal talks highly about technology and how by playing games we can benefit greatly. McGonigal brings up the argument that…

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