Essay about How Technology Has Changed Our World

975 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Imagine living in a world with absolutely no chivalry used. Or better yet, imagine living in a world where everyone believed in living by the code of chivalry. Today, it is the hospitality, sympathy, and tenderness from humans. When people hold doors, help someone pick their things up, etc., we don’t think of it as a chivalrous act because the word isn’t often used. Although chivalry is thought upon, it is a much needed system to keep improving our world today for many reasons. The lack of chivalry has caused people to rely on other people and everyday technology. Technology has taken over the world, creating a lack of face-to-face communication. Most smartphone users usually avoid an actual conversation in person, especially in youngsters, because it seems easier. Studies say, “Not only are psychologists worried about young people because they are promiscuous users of technology, but also because it is taking away the knowledge of interpersonal skills.” (Kluger). Psychologist, Sherry Turkle, believes that having a conversation with another teaches kids to have one with themselves. It is not just youngsters though. The number of text messages sent monthly in the United States between all ages exploded from 14 billion in 2000, to 188 billion in 2010. (Kluger). If we had more chivalry in today’s world, it wouldn’t necessarily take away technology, but it would encourage people to talk in person and not have a fear of being face-to-face.…

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