Addiction to Technology

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Do you neglect housework to spend more time online? Are you frequently checking your e-mail? Do you often lose sleep because you log in late at night? If you answered “often” or “always,” technology may be taking a toll on you (Parker). Technology is merely a way of life to society today. It is fused into everyday life and is constantly linked to basic human affairs. Technology impacts other topics such as consumption, the environment, popular culture, education, and the media. Although the world needs certain technology devices to handle difficult tasks that humans alone cannot; cellphones, televisions, and computers are causing this generation to lose touch with the world as a whole. Society has made technology a necessity, as if it were oxygen, food, or water. That is how the situations of technology became too serious to avoid. It becomes a distraction between families, increases health risks, ect. For example, In Soong’s article "When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life”, she interviewed a woman by the name of Jenn Hoffman. “"My BlackBerry runs my life," Hoffman says. She's got a 24/7 technology habit, even checking messages from the bathroom, a Whistler ski lift, and a pool raft at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont hotel. Her boyfriend calls her laptop, which she brings to bed every night, "the other man." ( Like any other child or adult today, Hoffman has an addiction, and depends on it for every little thing. This generation feels as if, without technology

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