The Rise of the Machines

890 Words Jul 17th, 2018 4 Pages
Technology has been growing throughout the years, always changing and evolving in all new ways. It has become almost a second nature to us by now, to use technology on anything and everything. We use technology for the smallest things, such as looking up the recipe for your next meal, or the name of an actor, or just to check up on a friend. It seems to be that the more technology develops, the more addicted and the more dependent we become. If one were to analyze and really think about how many times we use technology a day, we will start to realize how much it has consumed us. Just think about how many times a day you see someone on their phone, or on a computer. You will start to realize how addicted we are. It’s so common for us to …show more content…
Many people become so attached to their phones and computers that they feel lost without them (I’ve seen it happen). With technology on the rise most of the public lose focus and indulge in it. Most people can say that they’ve seen someone accidentally walk into a pole or a sign or something while looking down at their phones. It’s surprising the things that happen when you’re zombified by a small electronic. These things are just ridiculous. If you could just for a minute or two think of how often you use or look at your phone a day, you would say maybe 2 to 3 hours a day. But unfortunately we spend a lot more time than that!. “The average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes every day and 45 percent of that time is spent using a proliferation of technology.” (Thomas and Revoir). The reason we spend so much time on technology is because it comes so easy to us and it helps make many things easier. You can make plans with someone a couple miles away, or order food for the whole family within a matter of minutes. There are countless examples to show and explain how technology makes everything so much easier. As stated before with so many shortcuts to tasks, we become more lazy and so unmotivated to do healthier and more productive tasks . The bad thing about technology is that we never really see how lazy it makes us.Yes, a basic task is a lot easier, but is it really worth it?
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