Effects Of Technology On Society

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Since the evolution of modern technology we have been faced with so many new and amazing things. It has led to incredible feats, such as laptops, GPS systems, and touch screen watches. The biggest we have seen is the modernization of the cellphone, and it has made the biggest impact in our lives. Some may say it has saved them, some will argue it has ruined their life. But the cellphone didn’t start causing problems until social media came into play. Once cellphones became touch screen friendly and allowed internet access, social media started to sink its teeth in and placed a wall in front of us to social interaction. Where will this leave or lead society?

Let’s face it, the future is here. The world is not spinning in reverse and we are
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It won’t be argued that the older community doesn’t agree with social media or cell phones and technology, because the increase in use has doubled from 22% to 42% from 2009-2010. So that is only a rough estimate of what it is today. This generation grew up writing mail, and interacting socially in person as compared to over the phone or through email. It’s not that they don’t like it, it’s just what they’re used too. Along with the older generation you have people that don’t like cell phone use or social media for the fact that it could have had a negative effect on them or someone in their life. A resulting example could be seen as a fatal car accident. Aside from the endless possibilities people will argue of the negative effect opposed to the positive, and these are just a few of the cons that cell phones and social media have had on society. cellphones in general have had a huge impact on car accidents and death ever since smart phones took the stand 10 years ago. Driving while texting, reading emails, or looking at facebook have been the result of so many lives lost. We see an increase in bank fraud, or fraudulent sells from hackers in other countries or in our own. …show more content…
Would we still send mail by pigeon, or meet up at the local diner to catch up with old friends? The advances have all around shaped this country and world into what it is today and what it will grow into. Don’t let someone’s negative experience with one thing be the way you view something for good. Weigh the pros and cons yourself. Social media doesn’t control you; cellphones don’t run your life. You are in charge of your own social interaction and your own life. Given all the pros and cons, you are now able to make the decision for yourself. “What 's interesting about the shift from an industrial age to a technological age is that we keep inventing new media: movies, records, radio, television, the Internet, and now ebooks - and one of the things that 's most interesting about the invention of a new medium is watching it reinvent itself as it penetrates the

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