Society Is Over Reliant On Technology

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Remember back to the days of paper back books, and the excitement of the children, when parents would allow kids on the computer. The time when Google was just beginning and the source of information wasn’t so easily attainable; Information was gained from through research done with books and articles. In today’s society, any individual with a Blackberry or any kind of smart phone has the opportunity to look up any question they have, from simply typing in a related phrase into a search engine. Any time of day, provided there is service; Information is readily available. Technology has grown at an alarming rate; with smart cars, cells phones, computers that can operate with just the use of your eyes. It is an extraordinary leap from the cave man era but, it’s been said too much of a good thing can be bad. As we become slaves to technology we could be risking losing more than just our social life. Knowledge is something to be proud of and treasured. However, with the vast amount of information on the internet, there is visually no reason to actually learn the material. Why study for hours on end if you can find the answers within a few seconds? It could be argued that technology is just helping us to advance in life, and should hold no concern for it is the evolution of mankind. be that as it may, the problem is the constant reliance of technology. This holds potentially danger for us to lose our ability to train our minds in order to remember the material. Year by year, society slowly becomes dependent upon this machinery. As technology grows, minds shrink. Machines may provide us with answers, that give us a temporary satisfaction of knowledge; from this, society may not be as smart as humans believe? Society has grown w... ... middle of paper ... prisoners to the computers of today. Helpful as they may be, they are only good and useful when they work. Technology seems to have become more of a convenience than a tool. Don’t allow technology to rule your life, because there was a time where a map was efficient enough. However, if we can respect our past but embrace the future at the same time, I don’t see why we should ever lose who we are. Never pass up a moment to teach your child a skill, before long they too will look to technology instead of you. Works Cited Works Cited 1) "Shutter and Pen." Shutter and Pen. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2014. . 2) "mmcateer’s Weblog." mmcateers Weblog. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2014. .
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