Essay about How Technology Has Changed Our Lives

2151 Words Apr 16th, 2016 null Page
Dear Reggie, I am writing to inform you that, your story has truly touched me. When I first read your piece, I honestly couldn’t have imagined how you felt afterwards. The emotions that were going through your mind, and the harsh reality of realizing that two people were killed right before your eyes. I cannot say that I understand what you’re going through, because that would be an understatement. I can, however, tell you that since the accident, you have changed many lives. With that being said Reggie, I wanted to show you just how much your experience has changed the world around us for the better. To begin with, technology use has started to affect the way our brains operate. Phones, in particular, according to Graham Hole, the author of The Psychology of Driving, believed that 80% of smartphone users, experience what’s called, “Signal Detection Theory.” This means that, “around 80% of us have imagined a phone vibrating in our pockets when it’s actually completely still.” Furthermore, Hole’s also learned that, “30% of us have also heard non- existent ringing.” A point that the author wanted to make was that, due to an increase in cell phone use, our brain has started to send false detections to our body. Not only does this cause our body to react to the false messages, but it increases anxiety attacks. Looking through this example, you can see why people feel so compelled to check their phones, no matter what environment they’re in. By now Reggie, you’re probably…

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