Walking alone down the path, the wind blowing through the forest making the trees rustle. I looked up to the green leaves moving and the birds flying around Singing. I stop walking for a split second and I look around enjoying nature but then I hear a scream. I spin around multiple times to see where it came from, so I start to jog down the path quickening to a sprint. I turn my head in every direction not knowing what to do, so I start to walk again, breathing heavily and my feet crunching against the rocky path. I put my mind to the wind and the singing birds again. I get more relaxed when I started to feel rain falling against me. The sound of rain dripping, the birds singing and the wind rustling made me stop and think how peaceful life
Ever since technology began so prominent in the modern world, can anyone remember going outside for more than 30 minutes and not see a cell phone or computer? Probably not, as these pieces of technology have become so ingrained in people’s lives, no one wants to leave their home without still being connected. And there is no reason to, as friends, family, and strangers share the same sentiments. Unplugging from technology is not only a decision people don’t make for personal reasons, it simply isn’t conducive to a productive life, as many people’s work and social lives wouldn’t be the same, if exist at all, without being connected to other people or the internet with just a single touch.
I never thought about what it would be like living without technology until I got assigned my summer reading project, a twenty-four hour electronic media fast. That meant absolutely no cell phone, computer, radio, television, you couldn’t even ride in a car! From the beginning I knew this would be very challenging for me considering my cell phone is glued to me at the hip and I can’t sleep without the light from a television. I know, pathetic.
What would society look like without technology? In the book Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, the book displays a society that is very dependent on technology. The technology is much more advanced than the technology of the time period this book was written in. In the novel, Bradbury warns the reader that technology will begin to replace human interaction. He uses his book as a way to predict what the future of technology might look like in the future. He predicted correctly because many of the electronics he included in his book are things that are used in current day society.
Do you rely on technology to communicate with others? In Bradbury's book, he uses it to reach out to readers and tell them how technology has taken over the world. His book demonstrates how technology has changed the world and how it changes the way we communicate to others. People now communicate with others through technology rather than in person. Technology is good for society unless it controls it. It can take over peoples' lives and affect the way they look at the world. Bradbury uses the moral literary lens in his book to examine the moral and philosophical issues present in a work or created during the study of work. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury uses the moral literary lens to show the loss of knowledge and communication
shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks” (Bradbury 27). Clarisse speech indicates the horrifying, and savage world they live in. Likewise, the modern times has witnessed a rise in the level of violence in the last decades. It has become more and more usual to hear about incident that involve violence and death all over the world which is an alarming indication of the future yet to come.
For this assignment I chose to record my technology use the day I left to go back to Boston for thanksgiving break. I have to say it was quite surprising to see how much I use technology to get through my day. The morning I got ready for my flight to Boston I had an alarm set on my phone for 3:30 AM. My friend was supposed to give me a ride to the airport so ended up using my phone to call her five times but no answer. I got scared that I was going to miss my flight so I texted my friend and told her to call her. She still didn't answer.
What is technology to you? For some people, it's a lifeline they can't go without it. If you were a gamer, how would you feel about not being able to play for a whole week? What about music junkies? Not being able to match a song to each of your feelings for a whole 168 hours. Possibilities are endless but participating in “Shut Down Your Screen Week” is not one of them. For instance, being plugged into social media allows you to look over and receive news, and look at the diversity of the world. Also, the internet contains so many astonishing materials. Although, screens provide us with many convenient things it is also addicting.
The National Shut Down Your Screen Week can show us what it's like to have no access to technology. Having no technology can teach us to be independent and to try new things. If we didn't have technology we would probably be doing things we don't normally do like read. Author Nicholas Carr said “ if you're really interested in developing your mind, you should turn off your computer and cell phone and start thinking.” No technology can make us learn more about things we’ve never experienced.
Scientist believed the human race began approximately 195,000 years ago, but what they seem to forget is it was reborn in the 19th century and created the age of technology. While some would argue that technology has led the competence of the human race backwards towards the stone-ages, technological advancements in history by engineers have allowed the establishment of a world that is truly modern and interconnected by power, communication and transportation. In the beginning, humans would have to rely on themselves and the sun for power and light, respectively. Additionally, humans were limited to the number and strength to accomplish tasks such as hunting, building homes, and providing other necessities for themselves and their families.
The temperature grew colder the deeper I went into the forest. The smell of damp earth, pollen, and the musky scent of redwood trees, filled the air. I was peaceful, my mind more silent than it had been in weeks. After about twenty minutes of walking, I came to the crest of one of the larger hills on the trail. It opened up to a field full of tall tan weeds and freshly growing grass. Dotted throughout the field were growths of wild poppies and dandelions. I sat down on a bench at the edge of the field; it was nestled under a few small trees and shaded me from the hot sun. I became completely lost in the emptiness of mind. To be honest, I’m still not sure how long I sat there for. I just zoned out completely, my normally chaotic mind at ease in the ocean of nothingness. I probably would have spent more time like that, had it not been for the
If you were to ask somebody what a computer was sixty years ago they would look at you look at you puzzled. Now days it is hard to find a household or office in America that does not contain at least one personal computer. With all of this information at our finger tips, we have to ask ourselves if we are becoming too dependent on technology. Imagine if we were to wake up tomorrow with all electronic devices disabled. Everybody’s life would be impacted in one way or another. We would lose what has become the largest portal for communication. We would also lose countless information that has
As I sit here and recall my last nineteen long years on this planet and my various interactions with different mediums of technology, it has become very obvious to me that I, like most people where I am from, have had really no major interactions with technology compared to others in my age group. I sit in coffee joints at night and watch people become more introverted than a turtle, ducking into their little shells of technological safety. They look at you through their faux, so-call trendy DKNY knock-off glasses, dressed in their Abercrombie clothes, hiding behind nothing but the glow of a laptop or in the corner talking to someone on their cell phones which just happens to match what they are
The new generation of students entering and already enrolled in university are members of a digital age- growing up surrounded by many forms of digital technology as they are the first generation of youth to have internet technology easily available at their disposal. This current generation have already been labelled by sociologist as “‘digital natives’ (Prensky 2001a) and the ‘net generation’ (Tapscott 1998)” (Prensky 2001a; Tapscott 1998 as cited in Murphy 2010). Technology is not something new to these students as its presence in their life have made them quite comfortable to the idea, as they perceive “technology as a way of life and express a need to feel connected at all times” (Russo et al. 2014). Although what is new are the