Nearing the end of the 20th century, at a time that is today characterized by disco and bellbottoms, America was entering an era of the future: the Digital Age. Starting with the release of the personal computer in 1970, and likely ending with the release of the iPhone 890 in 2450, the Digital Age shaped America as we know it today. This nationwide obsession with technology has led to massive changes that now simply fall under the mundanity of everyday life. Of course, there is pushback, and certainly no shortage of grumbling about children swapping a day in the park for a video game controller (which is not completely unwarranted; I've had my fair share of, as my father once put it, "reading about going outside instead of actually doing it").
In today’s world, many people believe that technology’s sole purpose is to draw young people away from the real world and reality. Just because you do not realize it, it does not mean it is not happening. If you think back to when you were younger, was technology the same as today? However, technology is forever changing and improving. It affects everyone, not just the young group of people. Technology changes our brains, souls, and our very being. Once technology sucks you into the whole of its essence, you will have a hard time changing your life style.
First of all we live in a world where technology has become indispensable especially for the younger generation. This new generation will now live and grow with technology being part of there every day life. Technology is advancing
As a Millennial and frequent user of many devices, I find that technology has drastically improved over the years, which directly correlates with the increase in its usage. Technology has become an essential piece in our generation’s functionality and therefore it is not likely to go away anytime soon. The thought of newer and better technology is usually appealing to the average consumer for obvious reasons; better entertainment, research and medical advances, etc. However, our progress as a society does not depend on technology, rather to some extent, it inhibits our ability to grow mentally.
Close your eyes, Now imagine the world without all the technology we have today. Hard to imagine right? Anyone born in the Twenty-first century has grown to know modern technology. From the printing press to the iPhone 7, We have all used and grown accustomed to the benefits of modern technology.
From cars, cell phones, computers and much more, it is quite amazing how far technology has come. In the baby boom generation, the technology available were house phones, radios, cars, and much more that we still have today. By the time the millennial generation came around technology made those things even more advanced and new products were created. During the millennial period, things like laptops and portable, small cell phones were invented. It is very common for every household to own more than one electronic device but in the baby boom generation, those things might have been hard to afford with the crashing
But it was mainly the little things of technology that they miss, the little things in their normal day routine that they missed. “An incomplete list: No more diving into pools of chlorinated water lit green from below. No more ball games played out under floodlights. No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights. No more trains running under the surface of cities on the dazzling power of the electric third rail. No more cities.” (. St. John Mandel’s) People don’t take things for granted till they lose it. Technology clearly serves an important part in our society; most people cannot even be without their cellphones for at most 5
Technology makes a big part of who I am today. Without it, I would’ve never found out what ‘anime’ was, what ‘YouTube’ was, and find out some good music nowadays. Literally, no matter what station you go to on your radio, no station plays the music I like to hear. Hard Rock, Pop Rock, and Metal are rare to find
Over the years, technology has become a great advancement that has led us towards a new way to live our life. We can see that the use of technology has increased as time has passed. Kids as young as 4 years old are exposed to technology such as tablets in order to entertain them. Not only has technology created a way to entertain people, but has also created a way to motivate others, become a convenient tool for those with a limited amount of time and a reliable source for other things. We have become more dependent on technology because of the different ways it can be used such as on the go or right at home. The truth is that technology has positively impacted the lifestyle of Americans.
I still remember the first account I ever made on the internet. I remember signing up to yahoo mail around the age of six or seven. I remember using that account to sign up for several other accounts, some of which I still use today. I remember the first computer I could ever call my own, a crappy blue Power Macintosh G3, with it’s bulbous glass screen and terrible plastic design. Ever since I was young, I was surrounded by technology, and this immersion led to fascination.
We grew up in the age of transition. Our childhood previously consisting of jumping rope, going outside, and playing in playgrounds quickly changed into something more technological. We watched handwritten letters became electronic, film became digital, a huge corded phones become small computers in our pockets. Now we are becoming dependent on these new technologies.
I am the generation of 90s. I remembered that victory march of information technologies. Slowly, step-by-step they were coming in our life. Now it is difficult to figure out how ordinary man can live without devices. Being children we had not such possibilities to enjoy video games, communicate and find any content. Were we less happy?
While the first time I used a computer was before the first time I had conscious thought, I reached out to my Dad and he told me he first brought home a computer for the family to use when I was 3 years old. At age 3, I was playing the age-old puzzle games that have captivated my enthrallment all my life (even to this day I’m trying to find a download for Zoombinis). This period must have been when technology became an important part of my life, because for every part of my life I can remember, technology has been an integral part of my life.
As I sit here and recall my last nineteen long years on this planet and my various interactions with different mediums of technology, it has become very obvious to me that I, like most people where I am from, have had really no major interactions with technology compared to others in my age group. I sit in coffee joints at night and watch people become more introverted than a turtle, ducking into their little shells of technological safety. They look at you through their faux, so-call trendy DKNY knock-off glasses, dressed in their Abercrombie clothes, hiding behind nothing but the glow of a laptop or in the corner talking to someone on their cell phones which just happens to match what they are
Growing up, I was always around somewhat up to date technological appliances, as my grandfather was very keen on always having what's new and exciting at the time. That idea also followed me in my own home, where my parents had computers and