Ariana Conner


I feel that technology is getting too advanced for ourselves. We rely on technology way too much. Yes, it benefits us by the medicine and cures they can make, research they need to get, the way we can communicate, and we can get to know people easy. But the down side to the advanced technology is the Earth is becoming over populated, we can't do anything for ourselves, and people have no personal connection with others, and it is so easy to find out things about people. Our whole country relies on technology, but what if all it shut down, then what?

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The Problem

The problem with today's society in America is that we need technology for everything. We use technology for education, jobs, research, meeting people, finding people, ect. Without it we wouldn't be able to do anything. People rely so much on technology that they don't know any other way to do things. Without it most people would be lost. If technology shut down America would be at a loss. Technology is a negative influence on us because it separates individuals from reality. The iPod is one example; by putting in your headphones and immersing yourself in music while in public, you are disconnecting yourself from the real world. “For some people, the main appeal of the iPod is that it preoccupies you so that you do not have to deal with the uncontrollable factors of everyday life. Over the past few years, scientists, pundits, and armchair psychologists have started questioning technology's effects on our humanity. Our fascination with social media (say, using Tumblr for six hours per day), our reliance on GPS to find an urban destination, or even a simple Google search as a replacement for remembering the capital of Nebraska, could be transforming us. Most technologists reckon we're changing for the better. Our gadgets and gizmos are helping us to connect more with each other, stay alert when we drive, and discover more information. But a few researchers suggest we are changing for the worse. No, they're not saying that 'the sky is falling' and we ought to panic, but they are worried about our digital transformation. And, they say, this potential dehumanisation might not happen for another 100 years or more.

Adressing the Problem