The World Will Have A Generation Of Idiots Essay

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Albert Einstein once said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Mr. Einstein, sadly that day has arrived. The 21st century already consists of an explosion of digital creation and discovery. People are living longer, diseases are being cured, and global communication is at an all-time high. However, the 21st century has begun to show all the probable danger to come from these discoveries. The theme of the 21st century will be recorded as the age of technological turmoil.
First of all, social media has taken over the world. From only 2002 to 2014 Friendster, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have been introduced. Each of these sites was created to allow people to communicate with others from around the world. Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, said, “When I made Facebook two years ago my goal was to help people understand what was going on in their world a little better. I wanted to create an environment where people could share whatever information they wanted, but also have control over whom they shared that information with.” Even though, all of the sites listed above were developed for that reason they have become a place of gossip and hate. For teenagers and young adults, these sites are used to exploit others and destroy reputations. These sites were generated to encourage friendship and acceptance. The outcome has been the exact opposite. In 1950 the suicide rate in the United…

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