Technology Friend Or Foe?

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Brendan Gekhtin
Dr. Fallon
Philosophy 1000C
December 2, 2014
Technology—Friend or Foe? Over time, technology has evolved in ways that people living 50 years ago would have never imagined in their wildest dreams. There have been countless technological advancements that have changed peoples’ lives and the way that society functions. It is difficult to even picture a world without technology. Many of us have our entire lives saved on our phone or computer. Our lives have become so dependent on it that the use of such technology comes naturally to us. Our reliance on technology has made many people guilty of cocooning. Cocooning refers to hiding oneself from the outside world and the stress of face-to-face socialization. Technology has
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We can shop for clothes and products online, order groceries online, order take out online, pay our bills online, and even do our banking online. We can take online classes from home and work from the home as well. Many jobs that can be done from the home provide higher salaries and require less labor time than a full time job. This is very beneficial to adults who have children at home. There are even apps that monitor our health, manage our workouts, and help us lose weight. We no longer have to call for car service anymore. There is an app that can track your phone and send a cab to your location. Lost the remote? There’s an app for that too. We can now use our phones as a remote to control any television in the house. While all of this seems extremely efficient and convenient, it gives us the option to opt-out of social interaction. Before these advancements in technology, people were not necessarily active in the sense of being healthy but active where they interacted and in order to talk to someone had to actually go and see them face-to-face. That was the original understanding of the word “interacting”. With all the new advancements being unraveled every day, there is no telling when the entire world will be automated. Although agreed that modern technology increases convenience and may be considered a useful tool in fields such as education and banking, it does make a person believe that their whole
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