The Benefits Of Technology

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The world uses technology on a daily basis without even realizing how much they truly depend on their electronics. It starts the minute we wake up and goes on until the second we hit the hay. From the moment one opens their eyes in the morning to the last second before they drift to sleep, individuals are overwhelmed with technology. In the past decade, the technological advances have been and can be considered exponential growth compared to previous decades. It is useful for numerous reasons, such as transportation, communication, and education. In reality, technology has taken over and made people depend on it for everything. Consumers of technology should take a step back and analyze the damage they could be doing to their communication …show more content…
While all this has been beneficial, technology has handicapped this generations ability to think on their as well as solve problems without a computer doing it for them. Jarice Hanson’s book How Cell Phones And The Internet The Way We Live, Work, And Play, asserts that technology has gone from a luxury to being a necessity of modern life. “So many social changes have occurred that the telephone has become one of the instrumental tools for modern society. Along with changes in transportation, home entertainment, urban development and changes in labor, industry, and the family, telephones had gone from being a luxury to being considered a necessity for businesses and in the home.” ( Hanson) Technology is not just a luxury anymore it is mandated for some people to have. The …show more content…
The youth of society has already been consumed by technology and there is no telling how much worse it can get. According to Ling, “there are roughly 280,000 SMS messages sent, on average, every hour.” That is 6,720,000 texts being sent a day. This statistic really demonstrates how much electronics have taken over a person’s daily life. Most people rely on technology like the air they need to breathe. Ling reported in his book The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone’s Impact on Society that “Anecdotal reports indicated that some on-line users were becoming addicted to the Internet in much the same way that others became addicted to drugs or alcohol, which resulted in academic, social, and occupational impairment.” (Ling) Individuals are letting their use of technology affect their daily lives when it comes to professional work. For example, over the past few years, computers have become a necessity in the work environment. The computer is used for emails, payroll, training, and even the application process. One can argue that an office environment for example would not be functional without computer

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