The Negative Effects Of Technology On Technology

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As I said in my previous essay, not many people realize it, but the human race desperately depends on technology for existence. Although depending on things such as computers, cellular devices, and search engines comes with very helpful and developmental research, it has also come with many negative effects. Technology has literally affected all aspects of life for every living person. To the point where it has made people lazy, taken their jobs, and has even made people addicted to social networking. Some examples of problems are constant use of social media, texting and driving incidents, cyberbullying, and even cheating on tests or exams. I believe that we’ve become evermore negatively dependent on technology because humans now feel the need to socialize and connect with one another more frequently than they did before the turn of the 21st century. I strongly believe that all the problems that I listed a bove do have a solution to them. Focusing on the technology that is used most commonly, which are laptops, computers, and cell phones, I would like to specifically write about the topic of using a cellular device while driving, and cyberbullying. The reason why I decided to use the term “using a cellular device while driving” is because nowadays people not only text and drive, but they also use social platforms such as instagram, snapchat, and even facebook. The increase in social media use also increases the rate of bullying that is done online. These two are the major causes of feeling the need to connect with one another. The constant texting and the boost of social media use.
There are many ways that distracted driving can affect you. In the article How Far Does Your Vehicle Travel While Looking at Your Cell Phone, author Tony Summerville states that, “Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. AT 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded.” A lot can happen in those hundred yards that a person travels while they’re distracted. The worst thing that could ever happen in the event of a car accident due to distracted driving would have to be death, or even a severe injury. If a person is lucky multitask without making mistake while
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