What Makes You Text And Drive Despite Known Dangers By Patricia Greenfield

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In this busy century, “Technology” is a familiar word to everybody. In the past, there were fewer people who knew how to use a digital device, such as a computer. Nowadays, following the pace of development, technology led us to an advanced digital world. According to the research by Patricia Greenfield, she states that technology can prevent people from getting a deeper understanding of information. Also, in Dr. David Greenfield’s article, The Digital Drug: What Makes You Text and Drive Despite Known Dangers; he indicates that although 98% of people realized the dangers of texting while driving, they still keep doing this. From Greenfield’s point of view, I agree with her ideas. Indeed, most people depend on their technological devices, like …show more content…
It’s convenient to connect with people and to search the information immediately. However, in David Greenfield’s article The Digital Drug: What Makes You Text and Drive Despite Known Dangers, he mentioned that although there are 98% of people know the influence of using cell phone while driving, they still continue doing it because there is a neurochemical in humans’ brain, which called dopamine. It has potential danger. For example, when people wait for the traffic lights, they accustomed to pick up their phones for replying messages, updating their Facebook page and scanning the new things. Therefore, when the traffic light turns to green, they perhaps can’t notice the light, and they can’t hear the ring and beep. This is because their concentration is on the phone, people didn’t think deeper about the consequences when they using phones while driving. Moreover, texting while driving is a common habit for most people. When they hear the ring of messages, they pick up the phone as the conditioned response. When people texts back the massage, probably they reply roughly since they can’t read the messages deeply. Thus, if people are really aware of the dangers of texting while driving, it will prevent some unnecessary …show more content…
Nevertheless, it has a negative side when we over-trust the information. Usually, people will use Google to search information they need, like homework. Although Google is a quicker way to find information, but it could lower the ability to think of the accuracy of the information they gained. Also, it prevents people understanding the information deeply as well as decreases their capacity of critical thinking and analysis. In addition, Google is able to list lots of information when we find it; indeed, there are various sources from different websites, but what we need is quality of the information. Most people depend on the websites; they take those materials without any profound consideration. Besides, some websites are not reliable and not allowing people to edit it, such as Wikipedia. The information on Wikipedia was edited by the interior editors instead of citizen. What if the editor makes some mistakes; and people believe the information without any deeper thinking, that will be a problem. Thus, these are negative effects of using

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