Overdependence on Technology

analytical Essay
1074 words
1074 words

Technology is making our life easier than before, but are we getting too much dependent on it? Technology is getting improved by past decades. It has become a part and parcel in everyday life. Without it, people would have a lot of trouble to keep pace with the whole world. At the same time, todays new generations incredibly dependent on it. They do not want to use their brain as there are lots of search engines they can easily access and can find out what they want. Technology creates problems about pollution and global warming and at the same time people are using technology to reduce these problems. Overdependence on technology is harmful for humans’ existence because it creates addiction that makes people inactive, decrease job opportunities and causes physical or mental disorders that is a great threat for mans’ life.
Technology addiction is almost similar to drug addiction. Technology is useful in many ways. Using computer, internet, cellphone, television etc. make peoples’ life easier and comfortable. Young people are the most user of it. They cannot think of a single day without use technical device. Tara Parker-Pope is an author of books on health topics and a columnist for the New York Times. In her article , she expressed that, “The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland asked 200 students to refrain from using electronic media for a day. The reports from students after the study suggest that giving up technology cold turkey not only makes life logistically difficult, but also changes our ability to connect with others.” ( Parker-Pope, “An Ugly Toll of Technology: Inpatients”). Her point is that, for the young generation it is quite impossible to give up from becoming addict...

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...le is not recently published but the information it’s giving are so much related to my topic. This article gives plenty of useful facts about my research, but it is not as good as a source as some of the other sources sited.

Parker-Pope, Tara. “An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatients and Forgetfulness.” The New

York Times. June 6, 2010. Web. 07 February 2014.

This online article was useful for my research because it showed how over use of technology impact on people. This article also gives background information on internet addiction and internet dependence. The source is one of the best sources used in my research due to the fact that it had some of the basic information about the harmful effect of becoming so much dependent on technology.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that technology is making our life easier than before, but are we getting too much dependent on it?
  • Analyzes how tara parker-pope's theory of internet addiction sheds insight on the difficult problems of overly dependent on technology.
  • Analyzes how the use of technology in many sectors of industries causes the rise of unemployment. they argue that technical machines are making jobs appeal to the workers with new mew ideas.
  • Opines that technology can be a huge hazard to humans’ health. doctors, specialists, physicians, and nurses are using technologies for health treatment and patients’ improvement.
  • Argues that technology is helping people to stand against diseases which were once could not be cured in any way.
  • Opines that technology should be used in a proper way, not by stopping to use it.
  • Cites friedel, robert, a culture of improvement technology and the western millennium, published 7 years ago, as the most used source for their essay.
  • Analyzes jovanovic's article, "the technology cycle and inequality." the article gave great information and background about how old technology was preferred before.
  • Opines that the article is not recently published but the information it's giving are so much related to their topic.
  • Explains parker-pope's article, "an ugly toll of technology: impatients and forgetfulness," as one of the best sources used in their research.
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