How Does Technology Drive

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Technology Drive Technology plays a major role in individuals lives today, it is a source of communication and a way to connect with others. Society as a whole attributes to this source because they rely on the constant interaction and feedback from outside perspectives. Although social networking has connected millions of people across the world and provides many opportunities to people with goals and aspirations, the reality of social media is that people thrive from likes, comments, and shares and a person's online status affects their technology drive. This drive comes from a sense of importance and attention. People feel excitement and satisfaction when they recieve more reaction out of their content. Overall, technology does keep …show more content…
Also, when we view others content that they post online, we feel a sense of competition and urge to be better. We live in a constant state of comparing ourselves to one another rather than embracing the individuality that we all have. In Sherry Turkle's TED talk Connected, but alone?, she speaks out about how social media and devices influence our perception of ourselves when she says, “those little devices in our pockets are so psychologically powerful that they don't only change what we do, they change who we are.” Turkle implies that social media ultimately alters the mindset of all users. Also this mindset creates dispute about how normal and familiar it is to be using your phone at inappropriate times. For example, “people text and do emails during corporate board meetings, they text and shop and go on Facebook during classes and presentations actually during all meetings.”(Turkle) Social media or use of a device can change someone's whole psychological …show more content…
Many people feel that it is crazy how technology “runs the world”. Technology is constantly outsmarting any individual. “In our digital world, it comes as no surprise that these posts play such a central role in our lives, and that carefully curated social media images and comments gain such traction. But I cannot help but wonder what it is that we lose in the process of sharing so much of ourselves publicly.” (Csorba) Some people have the same thoughts as Csorba because they feel that people are obsessed and mesmerized by the source of technology. Csorba has a sense that people are getting lost in this world of technology and it is for all the wrong reasons. People focus and obsess over all the attention and feedback from others. Everyone begins to lose their sense of communication skills because we are blinded by our devices. Slaney grasps the positivity that technology can bring for everyone. Slaney states “Today’s globalized success stories are wonderful because they are undeniably influenced by their local context.” The internet is a useful platform for many reasons but people just tend to take advantage of it. “Our online interactions influence our offline behavior. The myth of clicktivism dismisses the powerful movements that are taking place — on and

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