Reliance on Technology Essays

1477 Words Nov 22nd, 2013 6 Pages
Rodger Covino
21NOV13
COM/150
Week 7 – Introduction and Conclusion

Today, the world is more dependent on technology than ever before. More than 90% of Americans own a computerized device (Gahran, 2011). People received text messages and emails on their cell phones, go online to order food, cars are able to park themselves, and while driving, the lights are controlled by centralized computer system (Greenman, 1998). The truth of the matter is, that people have become so dependent on technology that they are not prepared for any type of service interuptions. With non-disaster related blackouts up 124% since the early 90’s (Patterson, 2010) and the increase in disruptive weather patterns, people should start taking steps to sever their
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In today’s world, people are finding it much easier to pour out their most intimate secrets from behind the computer screen instead of to someone they trust. Affection between people has declined because of the very technology, whose intent was to bring people together, has created a virtual gap between them. This may explain why many relationships that started through some form of online media do not last, seeing as a lack of physical interaction between partners wears away the bond they shared. Writing a paper about technology would seem pointless without mentioning the impact the internet has had on society. Internet related technologies have changed the way many of us play and work forever. It has the power to bring immense amounts of entertainment, information, and conveniences to our fingertips. On the flipside of that, it also can bring unwanted attention from spammers and cybercriminals. Shopping on the internet has forever changed the landscape of the business world. Google and Amazon.com are two of the most powerful companies in the world, ranking #73 and #56 on the 2012 list of the Fortune 500. Amazon utilizes the convenience of the internet to pair buyer with sellers, taking a small percentage of the transaction in the process (Kay). Doing this process repeatedly several million times a day, profits roll in. Google, however, generates most of

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