Technology is an extremely confusing phenomenon. People see technology through different lens and thus treats technology in different ways. For the most part people are creatures of habit. Once they use technology in a certain way, they continue to use it in that way – unless some outside “x-factor” is introduced. Not only do people use habits in technology, everything is built on their habits. This creates a unique tapestry of how they use and understand technology. In essence, everybody uses technology to suit their own personality.
Technology is fully, and permanently, intertwined into our lives in a way we can’t get rid of without drastically changing our way of life. Professor Christian Lous Lange said, “technology is a useful servant, but a dangerous master.” Our society is on the verge of letting our phones, laptops, and everyday technologies become our masters. Drawing the line where technology surpases usefulness and crosses over into more hazardous territory is difficult. Some think we are too far gone and there is no way to fix the ‘problems’ we’ve created. Our overwhelming addiction to technology scares some into believing typing and audio books will eventually replace handwriting and paperbacks completely. There are also those who fully embrace technology in our society and the rate of its development. I think people need to be more involved in
I remember when I was in Jr. High, and computers were being integrated into the classrooms. As a matter of fact, the class was called Computer Literacy. I also remember that when you would start the computers, they needed a few minutes to “boot up.” We had games such as Lode Runner, and Montezuma’s Revenge. I remember some time later, my parents bought our first
I loved to play in the math arcade at school and at home. Once we were introduced to Microsoft PowerPoint, I fell in love. I would spend hours on our computer making different slide shows. I took a computer class from elementary though ninth grade. In tenth grade, my school became one-to-one, and we all received iPads. We started using them to take notes, read PDFs, and various novels. We had all the information we needed at our fingertips. Having iPads helped to improve my skills with technology. My junior year, I took digital photography and graphic design. I absolutely loved them. We learned to use all aspects of Photoshop. My favorite project that we did was taking our pictures from digital photography and making them into a book for graphic design. I took the skills I learned junior year and applied them to my Yearbook class during my senior year. It was so much fun to creatively use technology to create the yearbook. Since coming to college, the technology I have used has mostly been limited to writing papers and taking notes on my laptop. Outside of school, I use technology everyday with my computer and phone. Over winter break, I spent hours with my neighbor helping her transfer and organize pictures from her phone to computer. This task seemed so simple to me, but very daunting to my neighbor. Technology skills come so naturally to my generation because we’ve grown up with computers.
has impact our world to the point of no return. The world is a social media cyclone meaning it’s a hurricane taking over, and it cannot be avoided in anyway. Even if you tried to ignore what is happening in technology it would be introduced to you by a friend or a family member no matter what your circumstances are. You could be a monk or practicing some type of religion that don’t allow for the use today’s technology at all.
Technology has molded the way I go about my daily life. In my youth, I was drawn to computers like a magnet as early as one year old. When I was young, my dad programmed our old computer to play a clip of my voice saying, “Good Job!”whenever the computer was turned on. I thought it was fascinating that he was able to make my voice somehow project from the computer. Later in life, after I received my first personal laptop from my parents as a gift, I became captivated by the components of computers and the process that took place in building them as well.
Technology has been a huge factor in my life. If I could recall throughout my years, there has not been a moment that I've been without technology. Some people may feel that technology is overrated and becomes a major distraction, but I see different. I believe that technology has advanced our lives so that we, as people, can advance. As an twenty year old college student, technology has helped me grasp and understand many aspects around me, including athletics, social media, art, and more relatable subjects. There were many times in my life that technology has improved my life, but three opportunities stand out the most. There was the time I interacted with my celebrities on twitter(2015), creating my first social site(2007), and receiving my first laptop and Iphone.
Young people spend 27 or more hours a week on the Internet (Anderson). As society moves on, technology will keep diffusing and changing drastically; opening more possibilities for newer and undiscovered innovations to take over. Technology can be found anywhere from phones to cars that people drive every day. As technology advances, scientists and doctors have started an altercation between those who believe new tech will teach communities and strengthen our knowledge and others who believe that inventing untested gadgets will only corrupt the nation and affect students at work. Although people view technology as an important tool of the future, technology can be more harmful to society as students become distracted, leading to health concerns, and influencing people to cyberbully.
In this digital age, technology is everywhere. The continuing growth of technology made people’s lives become too complacent and lethargic. Every human being grasp the advantages of technology in pursuit of doing things fast and easy. What exactly is technology? The word technology can describe different type of electronics and machinery today such as microwave, television, cars, computers and even manufacturing cables. The internet, which is a vital part of technology, makes any thing easily accessible and offers convenience through the use of social media. According to Ventola, social media is referred to as “Internet-based tools that allow individuals and communities to gather and communicate; to share information, ideas, personal messages, images, and other content; and, in some cases, to collaborate with other users in real time” (Ventola, 2014, p. 491). Even though technology can be educational and let people stay connected with family and friends, it causes social isolation for people who are having difficulty to disengage or being dependent on technology’s advancement. The use of technology like the internet and devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers can negatively impact people psychologically and physically because it can damage social skills development, inhibits social interaction, and it enticed people to waste time.
My early experience with technology was playing games on my parent’s cell phones and watching television as a child. My mom use to sit me on the couch as a baby and turn on blue’s clues and give me a big bowl of Cheetos puffs and she said I would not move, she said I would be glued to the television and it was like I was amazed by the pictures running across the screen.
Technological advances have certainly entered this era to facilitate people’s lives. There is no doubt that some new technology has been created to help operate or effectively manage time in a way that would be beneficial to humans. Technology significantly helps a number of people. A group that greatly benefits with the advances of technology is teenagers. Teens constantly use computers for schoolwork, networking, or knowing anything they want to know with a simple use of their fingertips. Furthermore, with the advances it is no longer needed to leave the household to run an errand such as going out to pay a bill or do some shopping. As technology advances and enters the life of mostly all humans many begin to question how healthy these technological advances truly are. A couple of decades ago kids spent their time outside playing with their friends by the same token with items that did not require the use of electricity. Kids and adolescents would dedicate at least a part of their day to reading books and gaining knowledge from there instead of social media. Distinctively today’s adolescents instead of reading books will go on the internet for a summary and inform themselves in less than 5 minutes, spent their time inside playing video games or on their cellphones allowing technology to be the only thing they know and rely on to have fun or be informed. Moreover, this guides us to the points Ray Bradbury makes in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury touches on several
As far back as I can remember my family and I have taken advantage of technology. The types of technology have changed over the years, along with our usage and dependence on it. Technology is a fundamental part of our lifestyle, including both work and play. What is interesting is that we also have many friends who use very little technology in their day-to-day living. This drastic difference makes one wonder how necessary the technology really is, and whether or not our dependence on it is healthy in the long run. It is really easy to just get caught up in using technology without thinking about the pros and cons.
With this new glass of Merlot by my side, I sit and wonder at the amazement of technology. Each velvety sip opens me up in my corner a little more just as technology has done so for the world. But now I must go off and ponder further on into an important philosophical question of whether this technology, endless as it has come to be, should be considered as a thing that has brought out the best or the worst in society. How complex a question! Surely I could easily look back fondly and count the many ways that technology and its manifold presence has been nothing but a blessing, not only to facilitating human kind, but also our intrinsic pursuit of society. But now, as easy as that might be, it would be a more healthy venture to play the
Technology has changed so many of the ways in which we live our lives, from the invention of the wheel to the advanced systems we use and take for granted everyday. Technology was once taboo in most house holds while people still clung to the idea that life was built on life experiences. Nicholas Carr stated in, Is Goggle making us stupid? "Back in the fourth century, BCE, Plato complained that writing (then a fairly new technology) was destroying peoples memory, yet he wrote dozens of books. For half a century, television has been accused of rotting our brains and making us fat and lazy, but most people depend on it for info, news and entertainment." Technology has changed our understanding of the way things work and