The Effects of Technology

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. Technology has changed so many of the ways in which we live our lives, from the invention of the wheel to the advanced systems we use and take for granted everyday. Technology was once taboo in most house holds while people still clung to the idea that life was built on life experiences. Nicholas Carr stated in, Is Goggle making us stupid? "Back in the fourth century, BCE, Plato complained that writing (then a fairly new technology) was destroying peoples memory, yet he wrote dozens of books. For half a century, television has been accused of rotting our brains and making us fat and lazy, but most people depend on it for info, news and entertainment." Technology has changed our understanding of the way things work and changed the way we interact with other people in all types of every day situations from social media to teaching methods. Technology is not just computers, cell phones, and televisions; it is a part of human evolution . In Science, our goal is to gain knowledge and to strengthen our understanding about everything around us, and how it all works. There are endless advantages and disadvantages of the effects of technology. One of the advantages of technology is that people are able to gain access to information a lot faster than they ever have been able to before, thanks to Goggle. Some people would say our reliance on search engines is sucking the intelligence out of the population as a whole. An example would be some of the people I am with on a daily basis and myself; we have developed the attitude of why should I have to learn to read a map or remember facts about history and science when we can just type it in or speak to Siri and the answer is at our finger tips? I believe having all this... ... middle of paper ... ...aginable. Where do you draw the line between collecting the answers of the universe and risking destroying it? Works cited Chernov, joe. "Discovery Service for Southeastern Louisiana University." BODY OF WORK . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr 2014. Malongowski, Kate. "tattoos, piercings in the workplace."More employers accepting of tattoos, piercings in the workplace. D EBSCO Industries, Inc. , n.d. Web. 12 Apr 2014. Fiona, Black. "permanent markers tattoos still carry stigma in the workplace." Discovery Service for Southeastern Louisiana University. EBSCO Industries, Inc., n.d. Web. 12 Apr 2014.
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