How Technology Has Changed Our Lives Essay

1047 Words Oct 29th, 2014 null Page
At some point in all our lives, we have pondered the possibility that technology is bound to take over and be the death of us. While there are a couple of special snowflakes who pride themselves of not having anything to do with technology, the rest of us are consumed by it. What makes technology so beautiful is that it makes it hard to come to the conclusion as to whether we are incredibly lazy people for shamelessly basking in its conveniences or the smartest human beings because of our ability to catch on to seemingly endless updates and upgrades. Knowledge may be power, but where does the knowledge actually come from and who really has the power when it comes to people and technology? From simple technologies such as the abacus that was invented in Babylonia in 2400 BC to the digital satellite radio in 2001, everything in between is just as significant as to how far technology has come. Since the development of more modern technology, the Internet has provided a range of resources that it appears to be replacing actual intelligence or the brain’s potential for greatness with artificial intelligence. Often, people say that technology deprives us of a thought process. To many, being unable to think for ourselves and letting some machinery think for us is witchcraft. These people are not naysayers to technology and its advanced ways, they are people who genuinely believe that we are better off without such wizardry. In Nicholas Carr’s article, he mentions what the…

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