Kristin Lewis, the author of "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life", believes that smartphones do more harm than good. First off, one piece of evidence is that the author writes "58% of pedestrian deaths are kids under 19. Experts believe these tragedies are mainly due to digital distraction." This means that when crossing streets many people are looking at their phones and not checking the road like they should. Also, another piece of evidence is in the article the author said, "80% of teenagers sleep with their phone nearby." This means that teens don 't get enough sleep because something in your brain triggers you to want to look at your phone when it buzzzes.
In our world today, dependence on technology is extremely prevalent. Lives are becoming bombarded with electrical gadgets. The negative effects of technology have become obvious over the years. Since 2010, “pedestrian injuries caused by cell phone use are up 35 percent, according to numbers from hospital emergency rooms” (“Walking While Looking down”). Clearly, people are choosing electronics over their own safety. In 2012 alone, 4,700 people walking in big cities were killed (“Walking While Looking down”). This surprising number is due to the fact that men and women are becoming greatly distracted by their handheld devices. Social
In Nicholas Carr’s article, “How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds” (November 10, 2017) Carr discusses the implications of allowing our smartphones to have such a huge effect on our lives. Smartphones serve many purposes, and have created massive societal effects throughout the world despite being introduced roughly only two decades ago. One can converse with anyone in the world at any given moment, they can watch any television show they want, and they can receive alerts so they no longer have to put effort into remembering things themselves. However, with so much control over people’s own lives, one begins to wonder about the negative consequences of the smartphones themselves. Carr brings up the question of how our minds can be negatively affected by this when he asks, “So what happens to our minds when we allow a single tool such dominion over our own perception and cognition?” While Carr is aware that the smartphone serves a countless number of useful purposes and tasks, he believes we should think deeper about the lesser known effects of our smartphones which people so easily allow to take over their lives.
When people are talking on a cellular phone and walking around, they tend to lose the sense of what is going on around them, which leaves them blind to any potential threat because of carelessness, and they miss the offer that is given at that moment in time. In this article, “Disconnected Urbanism” by Paul Goldberger from the textbook on page 235, Goldberger discusses about people’s usage of cellular phones — today’s one of the most effective technology in the world that have changed people’s lives — talks about how the cellular phones are impacting people who living in a densely populated urban area, how people are now becoming disconnected from the world around them, and what are causing to their ability to perceive space. He talks about the seriousness of technology in the world to the readers with persuasive and pessimistic phrases from a subjective point of view. In his overall narration, he compares and contrasts between two different main objects to persuade the readers.
“It is not about giving our phones but about using them with greater intention” (Turkle). This quote by Turkle embodies how I feel about the technology debate and the more new technology and phones have developed the more we have analyzed whether or not they are good for our society, and at what age kids should use them.
Brown’s article is extremely helpful to his readers from the practical standard. His text offers relief to smartphone users who feel overwhelmed by the guilt caused by their phone dependency. The article works as a pat on the readers’ backs followed by a word of comfort: “There, there… it is okay to use your phone while you are with your family, or even in the toilet.” Later, Brown provides pieces of advice on how the readers can make a healthy and harmonious use of smartphones. It is even possible to compare his text with the structure of a support group session: he shares his own problems, admits his dependency, and offers comprehension and guidance to the readers of how they can struggle against their dependency. By the same token, the article
Every day 6.8 billion people use a cell phone. With almost 91% of the world population using these devices, one would assume they are safe. They are not. Some would disagree, contradicting with how cell phones can improve your everyday life with health apps, reminders, etc. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. Cell phones are a large negative component in so many lives, yet this goes practically unnoticed. Cell phones can negatively affect one’s physical health, mental health, and one’s daily life.
Many people can agree that the introduction of technology into society has impacted humans a lot. Kids are using cell phones, computers are used in schools. Technology is everywhere in people’s lives. But the true question is whether or not technology is ruining people. Starting from the fact that kids are getting less and less physical activity due to technology, technology also ruins social skills in people, and the fact that technology is very dangerous, technology is ruining people.
In conclusion, technology can have negative impacts on today’s people in many ways. It is harmful to people’s well-being, makes people lose physical connections with those around them, and it makes students disregard their work. Technology is everywhere in today’s society. These devices can be so harmful to people without them even knowing it. People should be more aware of what technology can do, and try their best not to depend on
We all use it. Whether it is a text to your significant other, a hard work day on the job, a quick drive to the store, even something as simple as going to church, no matter where we are we always seem to be using technology. Technology is a growing issue with each passing day and even though there are positive effects it also has its negative side. It affects the things we do such as communication and playing, but most importantly affects our brain with our daily thought process. Today, Im going to inform you on how technology has affected you and your daily lifestyle habits.
Cell phones being in school is a hotly debated issue nowadays. With all the teenagers having cell phones now the issue of them in school seems to be bigger than it has ever been. Many people think that they are beneficial while others say they distract kids. Research and statistics show that phones prevent more than help kids to learn. Cell phones should be banned in school because they prevent learning, encourage cheating and pose health risks to students that use them.
Technology and new innovations are welcome in the society of the twenty-first century. Technology is advancing every year, and it is being integrated into everyone’s daily life. Technology like smartphones, computers, smartwatches, smart glasses, smart tv’s, and game consoles are being incorporated into people’s homes, jobs, education, transportation, and medicine. Technology makes it easier for people to communicate effortlessly over long distances. People have the ability to search for an abundance of information at their fingertips. It has improved people’s jobs, practically in fields such as construction and design, and education through Internet access. Technology has many benefits; however, is all that technology good for people’s health? Is using a cellphone or computer all day long worth it? Overusing technology can cause mild to serious problems. According to Soltan (n.d.) of Digital Responsibility, “Technology can have a large impact on users ' mental and physical health. Being overly connected can cause psychological issues such as distraction, narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression. Beside [sic] affecting users ' mental health, use of technology can also have negative repercussions on physical health causing vision problems, hearing loss, and neck strain.” Sultan lists numerous effects, but there are even more negative effects that technology causes.
As technology continues to improve, the usage of cell phones continues to increase too. The increase in using cell phones over the last decade has been unbelievable; and the cell phone itself has become a common facilitate for all ages all around the world. When people hear about the cell phone,majority of them usually see the positive sides and its benefits, but ignoring the risks of this small device which isquite serious and somehow dangerous.It has bad effects on health, it is a disturbing tool, because some people talk so loud in the public places which may annoy others and also sometimes it may be the cause that we forget about some works, and etc. So, majority of people who became aware of these disadvantagesin European and American countriesbegan using their cell phones less than before.
Technology is a major part of everyone’s life. Technological advances are encountered at home, school and at work. These technological advances have become so helpful to people lives. Every year new technologies appear to help people to live more comfortable by allowing them to do more with less effort. That’s why expressions such as “I do not know what I would do without the washing machine” or “I could not live without my cell phone” are heard more frequently. They imply that life would be hard to live with the lack of new technologies, however, it becomes ironic because life is already at risk due to technology. Making technological advances and preserving the environment and human health will not be possible because of the pollution resulting of the waste output, the depletion of natural resources and the global warming resulting of the emission of carbon dioxide.
We live in a rapidly changing, highly technological world, where the present day digital technology affects several parts of our lives. At work, people use digital technology to communicate, gather information and solve problems relevant to their place of work. A growing number of people also use digital technology at home, to keep in touch with friends and family, check bank balances, play interactive games, participate in online forums and interact with others on social media websites and mobile apps, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With changes like these in lifestyle, where much of our communication, leisure and entertainment is online, and our smartphones being an essential part of everyday life, questions are arising concerning what technology may be doing to us and if technology is a threat to our health and wellbeing.