How Does Technology Affect Our Lives

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Have you ever found yourself very bored on any day, what is your immediate reaction? You reach into your pocket and begin to entertain yourself on your cell phone, it has come to a point where it is an automatic instinct. This generation has had much of their lifetime buried in the digital world than spending time actually experiencing activities that surround each person. I believe that humans are at risk of losing their humanity when they rely solely on technology. These technological advancements slowly decrease human quality of life. A few examples are, how technology affects our everyday lives through human psychological state, social state, time consumption and distractions. Slowly technology begins to take away certain qualities that …show more content…
The setback for human health is depicted by Ritchel as shown, “Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention”. It has come to having difficulty to completely focus on one task which can affect human productivity through the day. The Internet creates an unlimited amount of distractions that eventually becomes an addiction and never reach the goals set for themselves. It is clear that technology is affecting the very human nature of the brain, cnslp.ca explains, "Nicholas Carr believes that the network kills creativity. It reloads us with information..." Surprisingly, creativity seems to be abolished by the evil technological robot because every form of information is now at the touch of a button. Having his unlimited amount of information has left no room in young human brains to create their own original ideas and problem solving skills. The Internet is automatically setting brains to one way of information leaving very little room for personal feelings and interpretations. Ultimately, this evil has spread to the way humans process information for the worse, carried by distractions and little …show more content…
For example, Hampton provides an observation upon mediums that are separating this generation from natural human habitats, Hampton explains, “They depicted the rise of internet and mobile phones as one of the major trends that pulls people away from traditional social settings, neighborhoods, voluntary associations, and public spaces that have been associated with large and diverse core network.” Notably, these gadgets have integrated into our very own way of tradition. It creates boundaries between web heads and the real world, where people feel more comfortable behind a computer than speaking up front to a person. Humanity is based on organization and building up a society through communication, even since, "Early in human history, our species’ survival required the protection of families and tribes". Moreover, the longing and need for human interactions is built into the very nature of every single human being, somehow the Internet has slowly begun to substitute this need that brings stability into living creatures. A sense to belong to a certain society has been an evolutionary instinct since the very early stages of humanity to be essential to survival; We still see this idea in today 's society in the way how most jobs are based upon social interactions. Technology only proves to distance and become isolated from a natural human society. Evidently, with the help of statistics,

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