Technology Against Progress Essay

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Have you ever wonder why you find yourself stuck in an electric breakdown not knowing what to do with your self? Or being compel to look your e-mail or Facebook account everyday day? You are not the only one, our society is depending on an omnipresent source of technology that is affecting every moment of our lives. We are using it as a way to deliver and receive information, to entertain ourselves and express our individuality. It has been growing exponentially since the dawn of time to fulfill humanity’s aspiration. Although, for the new generations, it as been affecting them negatively in crucial aspects of their lives.

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Study and books have revealed interesting facts about socializing, we will look at one feature in particular: online dating. “In the first half of 2006, consumers, aged between 19 and 35, spent over $214 million for online dating services. This number is 76 percent higher than the same time last year”(Source: Online Publishers Association).People spent an increasing amount of time online trying to find their soulmate when they should get out and meet people that have the same hobbies instead of clicking the box on their online profile. Even as insignificant as texting with your cellphone the issue remain, even oversea, ”You can flirt there, arrange a date, break up and in Malaysia at least- even get a divorce”(Murray McGraph p.217). Spending time online can be useful but if we compare the pros and the cons, the cons are predominant. According to the paper done by Dr. Clifford Stoll (1999) , “He reports that research shows that a person’s depression level increases on average about one percent for every hour spent online per week and that his or her social circle shrinks by about four percent as he isolates himself from his family, friends (offline), and colleagues”. This is just the tip of the iceberg since the number of cellphone or computer are drastically increasing with young people. “According to market research firm the Yankee Group, 54 percent of 8 to 12 year olds will have cell phones within the next three years”(Source: Center on Media and Child

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