Reliance on Technology

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Rodger Covino 21NOV13 COM/150 Week 7 – Introduction and Conclusion Today, the world is more dependent on technology than ever before. More than 90% of Americans own a computerized device (Gahran, 2011). People received text messages and emails on their cell phones, go online to order food, cars are able to park themselves, and while driving, the lights are controlled by centralized computer system (Greenman, 1998). The truth of the matter is, that people have become so dependent on technology that they are not prepared for any type of service interuptions. With non-disaster related blackouts up 124% since the early 90’s (Patterson, 2010) and the increase in disruptive weather patterns, people should start taking steps to sever their…show more content…
Amazon has many reports of fraud concerning both buyers and sellers. Since Amazon is only the company who brings the two parties together, they will investigate but are not liable for fraud. The ads that Google uses have been unknowingly infected with viruses and malware (Mills, 2010). The people behind the Google viruses and the Amazon fraud have one goal; to steel your money. With these sites being accessible on mobile devices, makes it that much easier to acquire. Devices such as cell phones and laptops can make people lose focus on what they are doing. For example, in the article “Tweet less, kiss more”, Bob Herbert talks about a certain female driver who almost caused an accident along the Washington-New York Highway. She was talking on her cell phone while driving recklessly by changing lanes carelessly. That careless driving could have caused a serious accident in which could have led to severe bodily injury or, worse, death to her or other drivers. This act shows that over reliance on communication devices may cause people to lose concentration and focus when it is needed the most. Technology has had a huge effect on the way people communicate. A lot of people have gotten rid of their old wired phones in favor of only having a cell phone. A study in June 2010 showed that more than one in four homes only has cellular service, up from 13.6 percent in 2007 (Blumberg, 2011). It is not just urban areas that have seen an increase in cellular
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