People Have Become Overly Dependent on Technology Essay

828 Words Apr 7th, 2012 4 Pages
Argumentation-Persuasion Essay

People have become overly dependent on technology

We are living in a society which is called "technologically civilized" society. Every small work we do is technology dependent. Today every other person is recognized with the device or gadget, he carries; which is technically advanced. Ultimately, we can say that ,"living without technology is like living without air" in this technical world of today. Therefore, we are much dependent on technology. Our lifestyles have changed and still continue to change each time a new invention is created. Among the most influential are wheels, light bulbs, telephones, transportation vehicles, refrigerators, radios, televisions, plastics, and computers.
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We use appliances to cook, refrigerators to keep food cold, and water flow in houses is generally influenced by gravity, but electricity is used for some sewage systems.
For Hurricane Ike, most people were able to prepare themselves before hand for a several day period without electrical power because of news updates from televisions, computers, and radios. The day before the hurricane was going to visit Houston, grocery stores were packed full of customers stocking up on ice, coolers, dry foods, bottles of water, flashlights, batteries, and even generators. However, some people were without power for weeks and had to go out to eat, or stay at the homes of family members or friends. My family was one of the lucky ones because we got our power back by Sunday night. We were able to survive from Saturday morning to Sunday evening by my mom being creative and crafty with our meals. Our refrigerator was still cold inside, so we left the few items we had in there. When we did get food and drinks out, we made sure to open and close the doors quickly so the cool air would remain in the refrigerator. We made cold cut sandwiches and my mom was able to cook several meals for us by lighting a match and turning on the gas on the stove (this could be dangerous, so be very careful!). We were also lucky because our water was still working. However, after several days our neighborhood advised us to limit our toilet flushing because the electricity

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