Tech Dependency: A Double-Edged Sword

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Intravenous Technology Cell phones in hand, and laptops so small they fit in purses. Computers at our homes insure we can get on the internet and surf the web for answers for anything that may need to know. As the growth of technology has evolved the past twenty years we have become more dependent upon it for everyday things. From alarms, calendars, ‘googling’, counting our steps to make sure we stay healthy, connecting us to our friends and family; simple things that we often take for granted. Though our lives are often ruled by the various technology pieces out there to keep us ‘grounded during the day, some pieces of technology are not healthy for our bodies and minds. While cell phones tend to lead us through the day checking it almost every hour unless the power has died out sadly from lack of plugging it in. In a cartoon depicted by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld, one cell shows a cartoon version of Brooke with a cell phone as if it’s being injected into her arm while her mouth ties off her arm like a drug user. “People always …show more content…

“When I mention my troubles with reading to friends and acquaintances --- literary types, most of them --- many say they are having similar experiences” (Carr 315). Clive Thompson also elates some words that Nicholas Carr wrote in, The Shallows, “The quality of our thought, as a species, rose in tandem with the ascendance of slow-moving, linear print, and began declining with the arrival of the zingy, flighty Internet. ‘I’m not thinking the way I used to think,’ he worried” (Thompson 354-355). Though Thompson agrees with neuroscientists that we don’t even know how our brains our wired, so how can we think that our brains are being effected by such things like technology and the

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