How Does Technology Make People Lazy?

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We now all seem to rely on technology in our modern day society. It is a known fact that technology helps us make things easier but it is also making us lazy and dumb in the long run. Kids are now being thought to use tablets and smartphones at a very young age. Too early and too much exposure of technology can effect a child’s brain development. Today whenever someone wants to search up information they go straight to the internet and search it up on Google. They will then only to copy and paste the information into paper instead of their brains. Technology makes the brain pay attention to information differently than reading a regular book or worksheet. There is a metaphor that Nicholas Carr uses describing the difference between scuba …show more content…
In contrast, using the Internet is like jet skiing, in which the jet skier is skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing”. The internet is full of distractions making it easy to lose focus and go off track. As oppose a book with its simplicity of white paper and black worded text. In fact according to an article by Matt Richtel Studies have shown that reading uninterrupted text results in faster reading and better understanding. They can also recall and memorize it better than those who read text filled with advertisings and pop ups. Those who read only plain text version of a presentation found it to be …show more content…
Kaiser Foundation’s Studies showed that “60% of parents do not supervise their child’s technology usage and 75% of children are allowed technology in their bedrooms”. This is our modern day society now days kids are able to get away with anything on the Internet with no adult supervision. A child can learn a lot of misleading information or inappropriate content just by a few clicks in the Internet. Children need to be supervised and thought not to believe everything in the media. Some of the top executives from Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard send their children to a private Silicon Valley school, Waldorf School of the Peninsula, where there is not a single computer inside the classrooms. They rely on good old fashion pencil and paper. Instead of expanding the children’s minds, supporters of the Waldorf syllabus believe computers can obstruct attention spans and human interaction. They do not worry about their children not staying up to date with technology because software engineers make sure to dumb down and make the technology easy to use already. There is no need for a child to learn how to use a smartphone or tablet when they’re younger then twelve because they are just holding their brain development back and narrowing their mindset. As they get older in to their teens they will still be able to learn how to operate this devices just as

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