The Downfall Of Samuel Greengard's Living In A Digital World

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A Technological Downfall Over the past eight to ten years technology has grown leaps and bounds from where it had been for so long. Flip phones were very popular during the early 2000’s, until the release of the iPhone, for example. This started a revolution that seems to still advance daily. Everything has become “smart” from phones and watches, to cars that can drive themselves. This boom period of gadgets has led to the current state society is in which is that everything revolves around technology in some way. Technology can be problematic or dangerous to society by desensitizing relationships through dating sites, social media threatening job security, and cell phones distracting from learning. One way technology has endangered society …show more content…
Almost every job application these days has a place for social media names and address. Businesses are now checking Facebook, twitter, instagram and other websites to see whom they are potentially hiring. Any negative image or cuss-filled post will quickly ruin a chance for a job. Not only new hires, but also workers who may have been with a company for years are at risk. In the essay “ Living in a Digital World” Samuel Greengard says that, “employers require individuals to check digital devices and respond 24/7, there’s no clear separation between home and work.”(Greengard 17) He is stating this in the way that most business can be taken care of digitally through phone or email. This leads to work and home equally sharing the load on time being spent working. The same can be said about social media. I have seen first hand people on Facebook and work related items simultaneously. The ease of this leads to social media being logged into at work nearly as much as it is at home, risking …show more content…
Students are at risk of distraction from the biggest part of their life. Cell phones are to blame for this. With the wide range of service, huge array of apps, and virtually anything you can think of in your palms of your hands, they are a big time distraction. Greengard lets us know that “There’s cell service atop Mt. Everest and in remote South Pacific atolls. Incredibly, the average 13- to 17-year-old in the U.S. sends about 110 text messages per day.”(Greengard 17) Power like this is hard to contain. It is so easy to send a quick text in class or check an instagram post. The endless possibilities on phones lead to schoolwork to be put on the back burner. This is a terrible habit to start because of someone’s education being put at

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