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Brian Rhatigan Ms. Corbett English One 1/19/2017 Technology is the inevitable force that is sweeping countries, and taking millennials with it. Simon Sinek states that “adolescents are becoming addicted to social media. Social media itself is not bad, but the imbalance is. Like all addictions, being addicted to social media will ruin relationships, it’ll cost time, and cost money.” Not to mention, using technology too much and not interacting with others face-to-face is depriving adolescents of important relationship skills that are essential inside and out of a job. Electronic usage itself is not bad, but using too much of it is, as with anything else. As Ray Bradbury points out in The Veldt, “Too much of anything is not good for…show more content…
It would take the use of technology for an extended period to develop cancer, but Lisa Eadicicco of Times.com states that the average American checks his or her phone forty-six times a day, and Catey Hill states millennials use technology for over two hours a day. This proves to be bad for an individual because, as cellphone.org also states, using a piece of technology for ten years throughout life can double the chance of a brain tumor. Cell phones are deadly on the road. 21% of kids killed in fatal roadway accidents are killed due to use of a cell phone, says Edgar Snyder associates. According to Icebike.org, roadway accidents and deaths are also caused by other factors, but texting while driving is six times more likely to kill a person than drunk driving. Imagine getting into a car crash on a highway. Due to modern technology, once you are able to regain your senses, you can contact the paramedics with the aid of your cell phone. Now imagine being followed by a person you suspect to be a stalker. All you have to do is use your phone to take a picture of the person you suspect. This will help because the person will realize their infraction of the law. McGriff states that a cell phone can reduce the severity of any type of injury or incident because of the short amount of time it takes to contact first responders. Cell phones can definitely save lives in dangerous roadway situations, but can also end lives
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