How Technology Has Affected Us ? - Argumentative Essay

677 Words Oct 22nd, 2012 3 Pages
Madison Messina Mr. sherry
English 101 How technology has affected us
Even though today’s technology makes our lives easier, technology also has its downfalls. Humans are much lazier than they have ever been, and there are more lost jobs because computers are taking over and doing work for us. For example, the other day my friend just lost her job doing customer service because the computer operators are now doing the customer service. People have become more dependent on cell phones to keep in touch with everybody, and television, for some people, is a disgusting way to be entertained (especially with the reality shows we sometimes tend to live off of). On the other hand some people argue that we can not live without
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What happened to taking a walk around the block to your destination? Now a days everyone has a car that they can and do take everywhere, even if it is just down the street.” (Par #3). Obesity is one of the big issues in the U.S today and its just getting worse, between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates doubled among adults. 30% of the adult populations are now obese.
Since we have so much advanced technology today there have been hackers who can invade your personal computers and sometimes-big corporations. According to Lolita C. Baldor, associated press writer (par #1) “ hackers are increasingly targeting law firms and public relations companies with a sophisticated email scheme that breaks into their computer networks to steal sensitive data, often linked to large corporate clients doing business overseas.” If businesses cant access their computer systems the business cant function, which proves the over dependency on technology.
Almost everyone today has a cell phone, in most cases we all get distracted by our cell phones. Studies show that everyday in 2008, over 800,00 people were texting, making calls, or using a handheld cell phone while driving in the U.S. in the same year distracted driving killed nearly 6,000 Americans. In 2007, driver distractions such as using a cell phone or text messaging, contributed to nearly 1,000 crashes involving 16- and 17- year- old drivers. Over one-third of all young drivers, ages 24
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