Effects of Modern Technology

852 WordsJan 29, 20183 Pages
Effects of Modern Technology Today A popular argument in today’s society is whether or not technology has a negative or positive effect. Whether it is something you see on TV or in one’s own everyday life, it is more popular to see someone’s face focused on a phone screen rather than buried in a book. Over the past few decades, technology has been getting more popular as new developments arise. Not only are cell phones a main priority, but also computers, the internet and video games. Ever since the invention of the first programmable computer in the 1937 which was the size of an entire computer lab today, advances have been being made rapidly and today there are computers as thin as a piece of paper.(When was the first computer invented?). As time goes on, technology only gets smarter but is it making humans less smart? Sever addiction to modern technology is allowing us to be dumbed down by technology that allows society to rely on it. Although there are positives of the rising popularity of modern technology, do the negatives outweigh the positives? When thinking of the ways technology affects everyday people, one would think how great it is having a phone with gps that can pinpoint exact locations and tell you how many feet you are from your current locations. However, becoming too dependent on cell phones can be potentially dangerous. Cell phones are the root of a lot of social problems developing in people young and old. When one becomes too attached to their phone
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