Effects of Technology Essay

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The Effects of Technology There is no escape from technology. In most cases this is not a problem though. Many people respect and admire technology because it is there to benefit them. Without the technological advances we have had over the years, the world would not be what it is today. What people don’t understand is that technology can actually be a bad thing. In society today, people are looking for more and more ways to be entertained, and all it is doing is causing problems. People are doing less and less thinking and more and more watching, listening, and playing, all because of technology. Forms of entertainment like the Internet, television and even video games seem harmless to people, but they are really not.…show more content…
People of all ages are addicted to television. On average, people watch about thirty hours of television a week. But the people who go beyond this mark are known to society as “couch potatoes”. The “couch potatoes” are the people who sit in front of the television for hours on end, and will only get out of their seat to get something to drink or to go to the bathroom. Social gatherings and even family communication is being affected by the amount of television people are watching. At the beginning, people didn’t know what they were going to do with a television, but now the question is how could people survive without a television. The Internet and Television are probably the two biggest technologies that are affecting people today. Video games though are another technology that is affecting the individual, mainly teenagers and kids. Much like television, video game problems come with the content of the game. Many of the video games on the market today are structured toward violence. The objective of these games is to either beat your opponent up or kill your opponent. Kids play these games, and much like television, see what the game is portraying and feel it is all right to do the same things. Whether it is the Internet, television, or even video games, technological advancements have their advantages and disadvantages. People never
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