Since the beginning of the last century, technology has become sole focus of our society. We are continually trying to push boundaries of technology, exerting all effort to advance its capabilities, not for the purpose of making our lives easier, but to loosening our human limitations. Limitations that have restrained us from understanding the depths of our universe, our biology, and even geographic make up of our world; shattering these limitations have revolutionized our lifestyles. These revolutionized effects have sparked debates on whether we have become vicious abuser of technology and ourselves? Our strong desire for innovation and increase efficiency is slowly causing us to throw away our social and cognitive skills. The things
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Thompson’s argument seem to focus on the short and shallow effects of our dependency on technology, and he also fails to explains that after a while our dependency and joy of using technology over runs our desire to learn. There has been so much technology that has been created in order for us to be adaptive thinkers, learning as much and as fast as possible, but we have created way to decimate the desire or interest to learn. One of the best reflections of our decreased desire for learning was a recent release of education statics about high school students. The survey showed that “between 1998–99 and 2004–05, the mathematics SAT average score increased by 9 points, but it declined by 6 points between 2004–05 and 2010–11” (Synder 221). What could be causing students to be so intelligently dull? Is that children are just getting dumber because of technology, or is it that students are finding ways to see how far they can become distracted by their little gadgets while in class.
Google is a search engine designed to unify the net’s information, just in a few clicks; it is a college student’s dream to have the entire world’s database at your fingertips. Even college professor claim that “the internet enables students to access a wider range of resources than would otherwise be available,” and 65% agree of these teachers agree that “the internet