Essay about Effects of Rising Technology

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Effects of Rising Technology

In the twenty first century, evolution and constant use of technology have greatly impacted humans, and their ways to approaching media. Many people believe that technology has improved the quality of life of the people at a great depth, while others see it as a force that has escaped from human control. Modern technology such as Internet, may help people solve problems or gather information faster than an ordinary human being is capable of. At the same time, it can also destroy one’s social life and interactions with humans if proper balance is not maintained. While people’s thoughts regarding the two sides are intriguing, the question is, are the negative effects gradually outnumbering the
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He acknowledges the fact that Internet makes his job as a writer easier, by saying that Internet is giving out information faster than before. The benefits are not only limited to easy access of Internet. The Internet is also taking over people’s daily life rather quickly as it can be programmed to perform certain functions of any information processing device. “It’s becoming our map, our clock, our printing press, and our typewriter, our calculator, and our telephone, and our radio and TV” (Carr 4), says Carr, as he refers to some of the devices used everyday, to explain the concept of Internet being a powerful computing system. Wallis, in the article “The Multitasking Generation”, also reflects on some positive effects of technology. Through the concept of “media multitasking”, or “listening to iTunes, watching a DVD and IMing friends all at the same time” (Wallis 3) to mention a few, Wallis refers to kids being able to absorb multiple tasks simultaneously, while possibly serving the kids with some benefits. One might be curious to ask how can technologies such as media be beneficial to children? Surprisingly, according to Wallis, “Piers”, the fourteen years old son in the Coxes family, “repairs the family computers and DVD player.” “Bronte”, Piers’ twin sister, “uses digital technology to compose elaborate photo collages and create a documentary of her father’s

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