How Technology Has Changed Our Lives Essay

1462 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Technology has pervaded its way into every aspect of our lives, for better or for worse. We can only imagine the influence it will have on current and future generations. We can already begin to see the effects. For example, ADHD diagnoses have gone up 3.2% since 2003 (Data and Statistics, CDC.com). It is an increasingly real possibility that technology has been a major influence on the rise of ADHD in adolescents. Technology is flashy and does not require much mental stamina to receive information, especially when it is served in bite sized pieces. The peddlers of this information are clickbait websites that re-format real news into propaganda in order to meet their demographic needs so they can receive more shares and more views and ultimately, more ad money. Video games on phones and other systems are also designed to keep the viewer 's attention away from the real world and have so many things happening at once, most people cannot even bear to step away to take a walk outside or read a book. Henry David Thoreau once went into the woods for a couple years to escape a world he thought too controlled by technology. This was in the mid 1800s. I have attempted to do the same thing in an hour and half. As I too feel my world has become too controlled by technology. I rarely take a step back and reassess what I am doing and why I am doing it. I just move onto the next thing after spending half an hour on whatever thing I have decided I want to look into. Rarely, if ever, do I…

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