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Clancy On Technology

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Technology has advanced far greater than we can imagine and changed our lives without us even knowing it. Tom Clancy, an American novelist says, "It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you." This means that we have fully become slaves to our electric gadgets. According to this wisdom, our brain instantly jumps to Google whenever we need an answer for something and we never have to figure out anything ourselves. Moreover, statistics show that 83% of the population agree that people have become overly dependent on technology and this has affected our lives greatly. First and foremost, people depend too much on technology and are lazy to use their brain, this reduces the creativity in humans. There were times when people used to spend their time in creative activities, with their friends and family, but today whenever we are idle and feel bored, we just pick up our smartphone, laptop or…show more content…
In my opinion, this relationship in the olden days are much more admirable as we would wait for our friend's handwritten letter which could take days to receive. Friends who hang out together communicate with each other through their phones without eye contact although they are right in front of each other. I fear that a time will come where no real friends exist as everyone has their own virtual friend which is active twenty-four hours a day. In a nutshell, the statement where people's dependence on technology has affected creativity and communication is true. I agree with Albert Einstein when he said that "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots," because there will come a time when humans lose their ability to think. People's addiction on technology is becoming a worrying matter, I believe that in the future, technology will rule over humans and the people will be pitiful
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