Is Technology Causing Us More Harm Than Good?

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With innovations in technology being released each day, it’s fair to compare the digital development rate to the rate at which humans are being born. Each day we are a step closer to some undefined goal regarding how advanced our commodities are; how many pixels a screen can be, or how fast a processor is. Life and our daily tasks have become simpler, quicker, and more convenient with devices that aid us in transportation, communication, and access to information such as cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, these conveniences are causing laziness, loneliness, addiction, and mental deterioration. Technology is at the tipping point towards detriment, as it is causing mankind more harm than good.
The current use of technology
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Source E shows how the progression of technology directly exemplifies laziness in an inverse proportional manner: the screens get smaller and the users get bigger. The convenience factor of technology and the laziness of citizens are increasing together, and are ultimately contributing to the attrition of human interaction. As humans adapt to their lazy behaviors, they feel deprived when the “easy way” isn’t available. It has become human instinct to search for an easy way out. Source B asserts the neglect of using Technology Accelerators—you only adopt technologies that directly support what you’re trying to achieve in a pause-think-crawl-walk-run manner. Source F says, “Just because all of this marvelous technology exists does not mean that we have to use it all at the same time.” However, many people still go on “sprees” of downloading software and songs, or buying devices and gadgets. People replace their appliances without even trying to fix what’s broken, and don’t even know how to fix things anymore. The desire to always have the “newest” or “best” products makes human satisfaction an illusion. People will never be content with what they have because of their underlying instinct to always update and replace.
Most people can say that they come in contact with technology more than once a day. With this sense of routine, we have adopted
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