Are People Overly Dependent On Computers?

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Michael Berna Ava Hardiek English 101 2/6/2015 Are People Overly Dependent On Computers? In our current society, people have become increasingly dependent on technology and computers to perform daily activities. Presently, every aspect of life is influenced by the emergence of computers and technology. Computers nowadays are used in mobile business operations, socialization, advertising, gaming, and many other tasks. Many people depend on computers and technology to succeed in life. Due to the extensive use of computers, a question is posed, are people in the modern society, becoming overly reliant on computers? In today’s world, children are beginning to learn how to use computers and technology at a very young age. They are shaped through their interactions with computers as they play games, perform various tasks, or even use a microwave. The benefit related to acquiring computer knowledge at an earlier age is that the child has a much greater possibility of becoming a computer expert when they grow up. Just as the English proverb says, “necessity is the mother of invention”. On the other side, exposing children to computers at an earlier age has some drawbacks. They may develop computer addiction and neglect other duties of life. During school lab time, the child may play games or become overly reliant on the use of computers, losing some very important skills. For example, a child may decide to type notes instead of writing. The computer gives automatic grammar correction mistakes which means that the child will not bother to check spellings. Honestly speaking, handwriting is an essential skill, which is still necessary even in a world of technological advancements (Brinda, 11, 2014). Moreover, computers can lead to a learn... ... middle of paper ... ...Predatory Practices on Wall Street Are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio. N.p.: FT, 2012. N. pag. Financial Times Press. FT Press, 6 Aug. 2012. Web. 06 Feb. 2015. Brinda, Ethel M., et al. "Cost And Burden Of Informal Caregiving Of Dependent Older People In A Rural Indian Community." BMC Health Services Research 14.1 (2014): 1-17. Print Gerdtman,. "A Gyro Sensor Based Computer Mouse With A USB Interface: A Technical Aid For Motor-Disabled People." Technology & Disability 24.2 (2012): 117-127. Print Hohne, Johannes, et al. "Motor Imagery For Severely Motor-Impaired Patients: Evidence For Brain-Computer Interfacing As Superior Control Solution." Plos ONE 9.8 (2014): 1-11. Print Shwartz, et al. "Virtual Garden Computer Program For Use In Exploring The Elements Of Biodiversity People Want In Cities." Conservation Biology 27.4 (2013): 876-886.Print
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