Essay The Impact of Technology

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The Impact of Technology

With all of the new technology forcing itself into our lives, many of us can't help but get sucked into the excitement. So as we struggle to figure out where the future is heading, we ask ourselves is it good or bad? In my opinion, it's a little bit of both.

Everything we do uses technology. The computer that I typed this on is one of them. On page 28 in the textbook, there is a short story on how much we use computers daily. Our watches, ATMs, cars, TV’s, and Radio's all use computers to work. Imagine our lives without it. It would be tough, right? People have grown so used to the advantages of technology, life without it would be difficult for most of us. Cell phones are a very popular technology. People …show more content…

One of the bad uses of technology is used by people who choose to use it for immoral reasons. There are plenty of news reports about people who use the internet for child pornography, adult pornography, web predators, and so on. One report of web predating was in the February 23, 2004 article in the Detroit Free Press. It tells about two men who were arrested at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. They were arrested because of "suspicion of using the Internet to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl, after unit members posed as the girl." The article also said that "According to a study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, one in five children who use the Internet regularly receives sexual solicitation online. Yet only about one in four young people who are approached sexually on the Internet tells a parent about the incident."

On page 75 in the textbook, it shows a picture of the new self-service POS (Point of Sale) terminals. It uses a touch screen and lets you put yourself through the checkout without having to talk to anyone. Some people think it's quicker, but others may believe that technology may take over supermarkets. Some grocery stores use POS terminals so they won't have to hire as many employees or to cut back on how many people they have working at the same time. On page 74 it explains how Bar-Code readers are attached to POS terminals. According to the book "These

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