Can Technology Affect Your Mind?

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Tayja Walker English 1105 Emily Gilliam February 19, 2011 Can Technology affect your mind? "iPod+ iPhone+ iPad= iBroke”…and dysfunctional” Has your life begun to revolve around your cell phone? Are you checking your email, texting or tweeting more often than you speak to an actual human? Are you making life and death decisions at the computer. “Should I buy new iTunes or have gas for the rest of the week?” This is a growing problem. People have begun to let technology control their lives. They don’t have the self -control to put it aside and live their lives without it when things become too stressful. We find the need to constantly be linked to whatever may be happening on Facebook, MySpace, our email etc. Studies have begun to…show more content…
Researchers argue that “Technology has led a situation of trade-off between stress and your physical and mental health. It is not a side effect, rather a direct effect imposed by technology.” (James, 2009). I agree with claims that technology can become overwhelming and affect your physical and mental health. The demands of technology evolving so often can cause stress at work and in the schools. There has been a report of “24% of cell-using adult’s report they often feel like they have to answer their cell phones even if it interrupts an important meeting or meal.”(Stefan, 2006) In the workplace everything is beginning to get more complex and difficult with new machines and technology every year. The same issue comes up in the school area. Students are now required to know how to use a computer, scientific calculator etc. Some feel pressured to possess certain devices in order to function in today’s society. “Cell phone use is changing expectations about when and how others are available to us. These results show how much cell owners have a love-hate relationship with their phones. On the one hand, they like that they can reach out to others no matter where they are. On the other hand, they are sometimes not to happy that other-perhaps including their bosses and work colleagues- can reach out to them at any place and time.”(Stefan, 2006) All of the stress caused by technology could be easily obliterated by
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