I never thought about what it would be like living without technology until I got assigned my summer reading project, a twenty-four hour electronic media fast. That meant absolutely no cell phone, computer, radio, television, you couldn’t even ride in a car! From the beginning I knew this would be very challenging for me considering my cell phone is glued to me at the hip and I can’t sleep without the light from a television. I know, pathetic.
I had never given much thought into how I would die. There’s something about being young that causes us to believe we’re invincible. It’s not like dying young is uncommon, it’s just that there’s something extra despairing about a life ending before it had really begun. Over the past 18 years, I’ve never thought twice about my mortality. I mean, it wasn’t anything special to me. I knew that I would eventually die, but eventuallies aren’t always as far as you think. Here I am, only 18 years old, my cold body
Furthermore, I agree with Turkle that technology is overtaking our lives in a way that we might not even notice. Most everyone has one has a cell phone. Whether we are texting, reading emails, or playing Angry Birds, we are so absorbed into a virtual world. Even though we may not realize it, many of
I personally prefer reading store bought books rather than ones on a Kindle. Tony Schwartz, the author of Addicted to Distraction, felt the same way. He had piles upon piles of books by his bedside that he had no time to read. People get distracted by whatever they have easy access to, and many people have easy access to technology. Even though I prefer things that are old-fashioned, I could not imagine my life without technology. Weirdly enough so many people, myself included, forget that thousands of people lived in a time where there wasn’t much technology, and they survived just fine. I think we should be thankful for the technology that we currently have because in the future things will become even more complicated. We will eventually become the generation that does not understand how to use the newest technology while younger generations watch and laugh at our expense. In conclusion, technology is a fantastic resource to have. Technology has helped to create so many advancements within our society. Technology is a good thing to be distracted by if it is used in a healthy
First of all I don’t really know much about Dr. Seuss. All I know is that he is a famous book writer that died years ago. I read If I Ran the zoo in the 1st grade so I forgot about it. That was the only book I have read out of Dr. Seuss. My dad didn’t really like him but I never knew why but I will ask my mom why he didn’t like him and so that is all I know of Dr.
We rely on technology for everything in our lives today. It is hard for us to be more than ten steps away from our phone. Dependence on technology is even evident in Fahrenheit 451. In the novel, the TV is everything to some people. It becomes their friend their family and even their life. They even have technology that butters their toast and medical procedures. We use technology everyday whether it is our phone, laptop, or ipod. We use them every single day all day long. If something was not to work for a single day our society would crash with the absence of technology.
People think that technology is their life but in reality it is not. Technology is just something that entertains you. It is not the most important thing in life you can literally go at least a month without your phone even though you think that you cannot. I have had to do it before for six months. People can live without their phones and one example of putting our phones down is when I went to Altitude last night and we were all on trampolines playing dodge ball and throwing and dodging during the game and being active and none of us had our phones out texting or looking at social media so it really was not that hard to put down my phone. In Fahrenheit 451 there was a character named Montag
We have much more technology than we used to, we take advantages over the natural resources for our technology. The average human uses about 10 hours per day. So in about a week it will be 70 hours, in a year it will be about 3650.5 hours per year. Technology has really taken over our world. Phones let you not realize what’s going on around you. The main problem of technology would be that we don’t really go outside, we might watch people on T.V go outside. Then that’s pretty much it of outside unless we are with family.
At this rate, the story that Bradbury is telling could sooner than later become reality. A few years back, technology was not as developed and was just mainly for communication. Now there is no place to go but to facebook, instagram, etc. There are also gadgets such as spell check which isn't helping with education either. People are also starting to take advantage of technology, and to them there is no point to do the work when you could just look it up. According to TechnoBuffalo, "… 78 percent of teens aged 12 – 17 now own a cell phone..." This percentage has also continued to rise and has no reason to stop now.
To begin with, electronics bestows us with social media. We are provided with information like politics, lifestyles, activities, fashion and so many more things with just a click of a button. According the article Social Media as Community by Keith Hampton, “The constant feed of status updates and digital photos from our online social circles is the modern front porch.” Important news is being spread so quickly it's become a necessity to know what's going on. Keeping in touch for people in this generation is extremely easy due to being able to reach in your pocket and text or call your family or friends. Per the same article mentioned before, “We no longer lose our social media ties over our lives.” Family and friends no longer have to be kept waiting or worried, we have electronics.
In our future, our use of technology is just going to get worse. There is going to be more and more devices that we use to make our lives easier as humans. Think about Google for instance, they are coming out with glasses that have TV screens in them. This technology is called Google Glass and it is still in the testing phase. The glasses have Wi-Fi built into them which is another reason it will cause social isolation. Instead of having people being on there phones, they are now going to be watching TV and interacting with the glasses. It is technology like this that we have to learn how to control our urges and prevent it from consuming our lives. We need to be able to determine when enough is enough and to take a break.
Life is more simple with these wonderful devices, but we are becoming too lazy to pick up a book and learn things on our own. I feel like I and many of my classmates barley open a book for class, instead we use the internet for everything. This is becoming a serious issue. I feel that we are not expanding our minds like we used to back when technology was not as advanced. I remember back in middle school were the internet was available, but I did not let it take up time in my day. I found myself being more productive with my life back then. Now, I probably spent a fourth of my day using the internet, which is not necessary at all.
Personally, I could not live without technology. I use it for almost everything I do. Some examples of technology in my life are cars, desktops, and of course, my phone. I use my phone a lot, some might use words like “religiously” or “addictively”. These people are not wrong, but there are reasons. My phone keeps notes, sets reminders, and lets people tell me that I am late for something. I use it for Boy Scouts, marching band, school, and recreational use. It has helped shape me, admittedly, into a bit of a procrastinator, however, it has also helped to keep me punctual and efficient. On the flip side, my phone can make me a bit anti-social. It lets me ignore conversations I should pay attention to, snooze alarms I should wake up to, and cheat on things I should.
Now days with the rise of digital technology many physical items such as pen and paper are slowly being replaced by computers and smart phones. But is this really a good thing? I read books and of course so do many other people in this class and around the globe. But since the creation of ‘e-readers’ more and more people have been converting to the technology based side of reading. Although technology is slowly becoming more predominant in this era we should not rely on it to always entertain and keep us occupied.
As I sit here and recall my last nineteen long years on this planet and my various interactions with different mediums of technology, it has become very obvious to me that I, like most people where I am from, have had really no major interactions with technology compared to others in my age group. I sit in coffee joints at night and watch people become more introverted than a turtle, ducking into their little shells of technological safety. They look at you through their faux, so-call trendy DKNY knock-off glasses, dressed in their Abercrombie clothes, hiding behind nothing but the glow of a laptop or in the corner talking to someone on their cell phones which just happens to match what they are