Argumentative Essay On Identity And Technology

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In a world full of technology, keeping a personal identity can be tricky. This generation has been raised on various sources of technology, like: video games, cell phones, different types of social medias and laptop. It’s been thought of as the norm for a teenager to be walking around, glued to their phones and ignoring everyone around them; even though this isn’t a positive norm, it is what seems to be expected of teenagers. Technology can have a major impact on people that choose to use it; however, some people may believe that in a world of technology it isn’t hard to be affected by its ways. Those who say that the impact of technology on people’s personal identity is small, are incorrect. Throughout the book Ubik it talks about how people try to avoid changing with the changing of technology. For instance, Philip K Dick wrote about how Joe did not have the money to pay the door to open, so he tries to unscrew the bolts so that the door will open. The door threatens to sue, and Joe replies, “I’ve never been sued by a door. But I guess I can live…show more content…
In the book The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, Carr states, “Bruce Friedman, who blogs regularly about the use of computers in medicine, also has described how the Internet has altered his mental habits. “I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print,”” (Carr 104). Bruce felt himself changing, he knew he was changing. After the use of various technological resources, he wasn’t who he was originally. Some may say that that Bruce Friedman had just become lazy and did not want to read anymore; however, he still wanted to read. He still wants to be able to process and understand writings, it’s just technology has had such a major impact on the wiring of his brain that he can’t do what he used to love

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