How Modern Society Has Become A Dependent On Technology Essays

2303 Words Oct 27th, 2016 10 Pages
Modern society has become very dependent on technology and it has become a large part of everyday life. Whether it be reading books, the newspaper, most everything is now online instead of on paper. One of the largest issues that has come up because of new technology is that the older generation believes that books are starting to disappear. In some cases, that fact may be true. The Oxford English Dictionary which has now stopped printing copies and has switched fully to only online versions (Bellissimo). With the addition of the Kindle, could this be the end of books due to technology. Books may seem like they never possibly could go away, but different generations grow up in different ways. This could be the generation that puts an end to books and switches fully towards technology. As Marco Roth puts it, “Soon kids will neglect books altogether and, in a generation or three, the book will seem as strange to human beings as the papyrus scroll.” As Roth describes it, kids are starting to deviate from what their parents and grandparents grew up with. Within these next few generations, books will be coming to an end and becoming unfamiliar just like the “papyrus scrolls” have been to the generations in the past. The book will eventually disappear due to the uprise of technology.
Benjamin Kunkel, American author, and co-editor of N+1 believes: “The solicitations of our attention made by streaming media and digital commentary seem too seductive for resistance to take hold on…

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