Has Technology Made Americans Lazy?

925 WordsDec 1, 20154 Pages
Technology has become a significant attachment in our lives. According to an article titled “U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015” by Aaron Smith, he states “nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and 19% of Americans relied to some degree on a smartphone for accessing online services and information and for staying connected to the world around them.” Even with all of the wonderful advancements in technology, one question that seems to arise is: has technology made Americans lazy? One of the purposes of technology is to make people’s lives simpler but could it actually make our lives less active? By observing the type of people we have become, the evidence or effects that occur from using technology, and future consequences, an answer might be obtained. Americans use technology every single day whether it be for business or leisure purposes. Because of this daily usage Americans’ reliance on technology increases exceedingly each day. Even though a machine may be able to complete a task twice as fast as a human, banking upon a machine is a very foolhardy decision. Not only does it yield torpid employees; but in the case the machine happens to break down, there is a high probability the employees will be inexperienced and have trivial knowledge on how to take on the position of the apparatus thus resulting in a massive decrease in production within that establishment. We have also become inactive people. In an article titled “11 Ways Tech has made Us Lazy” by Sherilynn
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