Persuasive Essay On Technology

765 Words4 Pages
Everywhere I look, almost every single person is looking at their phone or has their phone with them with myself included. We are addicted to these little boxes of electricity that cause more harm than good. So many amazing things are happening all around us; yet, we are so obsessed with technology which causes us to miss out on the greatness in life. Everything we “need” is on a phone. According to a writer, from The New Yorker, “Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder”(Surowiecki). The purpose of technology is to make life easier, not take it over. A phone is the top on everyone’s list of things they can not do without. Technology is in all honesty taking over all of our precious lives. Technology is causing everyone to miss out on what life has to offer. Life could be amazing if we were not on technology all the time. A spoken word video called Look Up by Gary Turk talks all about how we miss out on opportunities in life. For example he says in the video “But none of these times ever happened, you never had any of this, When you’re too busy looking down, you don’t see the chances you miss” (Turk). The video is about a love story that never happened because the main guy was on his phone. Opportunities are constantly missed because we are too caught up in a phone. Imagine all the chances we could have if we did not spend 90% of life on a stupid phone. I can think
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