The Importance Of Advancements In Technology

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Advancements in technology will affect many aspects of our lives in today’s society. Whether the effects are positive or negative, it can be sometimes difficult to imagine a world without some sort of modern day technology. The idea of technology as a part of our daily life, can affect how people use technology in the future. The reliance on technology, that a lot of people today have when using their mobile cellular phones and gaming technology such as computers and gaming consoles, can cause negative effects on the person themselves and the people around them, especially when interacting outside their homes.
Personally, I can do without certain types of technology, but as a gamer, there are certain types of technology I can’t do without. While, I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, I do play a wide variety of video games from first-person shooters, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) and Japanese role-playing games (JRPG), to platform games and turn-based tactics (TBT), and so on. My interest in video games overall is partially because of my interest in technology and future technologies, which is why out of all the readings provided this semester, I decided to focus on the following readings: Murakami and Fujinuma’s “Ubiquitous Networking: Towards a New Paradigm”, Vries Tantalisingly Close: An Archaeology of Communication Desires in Discourses of Mobile Wireless Media, Serino et al.’s “Pokémon Go and augmented virtual reality games: a cautionary commentary for parents and pediatricians”, and Jack Loomis’s “Presence in Virtual Reality and Everyday Life: Immersion within a World of Representation”.
Serino et al. (2016) stated that we are “living in a technologically advancing world” (p. 673), these advancements, for better or for worse, have changed the way people perceive and use technology. So, while a variety of technological advancements can be found in a multiplicity of fields in our society today, I will focus in on the growing video gaming society, its technology and evolution, from past to future, as explored and discussed in the aforementioned readings.
Evolution of Gaming
The way consumers play games has evolved through the ages; the main change is its emergence onto a
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