actually affects our brains and the way we use them. Many people would argue that technology has more cons than pros, however it’s quite the opposite. We use technology in our everyday lives and it helps us to gain more knowledge than we’ve ever been able to before. The technology we have today is one of the greatest advantages we could have.
For every year that passes, it seems as though more and more people are beginning to lose their faith in the US government. Many have grown tired of being ignored by their representatives, while others are disgusted by the greed and corruption that appears to control every movement congress makes. In the blog, "The Disease of American Democracy," published in the Huffington Post, the author, Robert Reich, explores this very idea; however, instead of merely agreeing with the majority of the American public, Reich uses his blog to motivate Americans to once again become politically active, so as to restore the democracy that there once was in the US.
In the technology filled world that we live in, people have many different opinions and views on how this technology affects us whether it is positive or negative. This can be seen by comparing “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr and “Smarter than You Think?” by Clive Thompson and their separate opinions on this technology that is affecting us. Both Carr and Thompson agree that technology is having a large impact on people but what they differ on is the type of impact, Carr saying it’s a negative impact by making us too reliant on it and Thompson saying it’s a positive one in the way that it can help us accomplish many things.
In order to address the modern perversion of democracy, Ken Kesey constructs the mental institution as a microcosm of society, which serves as a lens to examine the autocratic state of government and its promotion of mass ignorance, and condemnation of dissent within Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Most significantly, Kesey depicts the doctor’s deceptive expression of the “Therapeutic Community [as] a democratic ward, run completely by the patients and their votes”(48). Although Spivey and many of the patients firmly hold onto this belief of possessing self-determination, Kesey indicates that the ward’s mission statement is merely an optimistic delusion to appease the patients by making it appear as though their opinion matters; however, the grim reality of the
Clay Shirky, the author of “Does the internet make you smarter?” wrote about how ignorance has poisoned the internet with incorrect information. Not only does technology has its flaws, but so do books and novels dating back to the Protestant Reformation. Even though many people are against the internet Shirky reassures that if used correctly and appropriately, then it can become a very useful tool that can “tap our cognitive surplus”. The increased collaboration of technology is important to society for the reason that the internet is full of valuable knowledge that can be claimed very quickly and easily.
In What Are People For? By Wendell Berry, Berry argues that technology is damaging to society. He claims that for those with “good” motivations (family, community, country and God) have no need for technology, while those with “bad” motivations (wealth, ease and control) rely on it. I disagree, I believe that technology can support those with good motivation, and even further their cause. Technology helps good people do good things, through advances in medical technology and social media.
Generation Amy Goldwasser’s article “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” has argues that the internet has a positive effect on today’s youth in response to the older generation’s blame that the internet irresponsible for the decline in kids actually reading literature. Goldwasser gives examples on how the internet’s impact has greatly affected today’s youth as opposed to the older generation’s views: Kids today read and write on their own free will via social networks, blogs, etc. They have instant access to information on any historical event or literature in their possession, and how the youth influence our everyday life thru the internet.
This topic has brought us so many surprises; we never thought that technology affects us as teenagers that heavily. Media brings negative influences on us, because it separates individual from reality. The Ipod for example, everyday kids were using ear buds and immersing them in music while in public. What they are doing is disconnecting from the real world. The internet is really detracted from communication abilities in society; we begin “spending less time talking to families, experiencing more daily stress, and feeling lonelier and depressed”- Bob Affonso. In our formative teen years, the lack of personal communication due to excessive internet usages can overall have negative impacts on mentally or physically health. Children now
The internet has many positive impacts on our daily lives. One major positive impact is society. Internet became a platform where people from different communities connect to share their knowledge, ideas, and desires. Clive Thompson, a Canadian science and technology writer, assures that by ‘’In fact, the online world offers kids remarkable opportunities to become literate and creative because young people can now publish ideas not just to their friends, but to the world’’ (Clive 107). Furthermore, just by interacting online with the others, people can get communication skills. Clive confirms that by ’’This type of interaction online with strangers can make kids more community-minded’’ (Clive 116). Additionally, he supports this point by ‘’And it turns out that when they write
Serendipity; a fortunate accident in which the development and occurrence of an event happens entirely by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Perhaps a more familiar definition would be the unexpected moment in time when the man of your dreams accidently bumps into you and drops your library books. You both kneel down, the magnetic energy between you draws your eyes together and you see your future of a family of 4 and a dog named Duke. For the lucky ones, this idea of fate is a reality. As for the rest of us, we have to pick up our library books on our own.
Utopian ideals of the Web began to emerge in the inception of the Internet and World Wide Web. Individuals who thought quite optimistically of the Internet’s development saw its spread as a positive evolution of not only technology but also society. They see the internet as being limitless and uncontrolled, changing commerce and society. Individuals will behave differently with easy access to the Internet, but this will benefit society since they will be able to easily find like-minded people in virtual communities. Proponents of this online utopia idealize that the Internet will have the power to bring people together and change society for the better. However, after observing the advancement of the world wide web and internet technologies,
Technology makes people dumber, because people can just look everything up on their electronic device. Technology can also make people get easily distracted. It can cause changes in behavior by making people lazier. This is unfortunate, because technology has brought about a lot of wonderful opportunities through social media and global communication. People need to stop relying on technology in order to counteract the habits acquired through the use of technology that have made people, as a whole, dumber.
The technology subject today become such a controversial topic. Some people think that technology can make some negative differences like isolation issues. In the other side many people believe that technology is a great thing we have discovered that make our life easier on education, businesses, and different aspects. No one can deny that technology today has changed our life. Personally, I think that we got a lot of positive changes because of the technology, for example our lifestyle become easier when we contact each other, knowing the news, and our education become much better because of using technology, as a result we still should appreciate social media because of many reasons. For example, today,
Technology has become the new ‘it’ thing these days, its influence spreading throughout the entire world like wildfire. Technology surrounds us everyday - we use it to do even the simplest things in daily life. Humans have now become incredibly dependent on technology until it has affected our creativity and communication, whether we realise it or not. I am of the opinion that there are always two sides of a coin, and it ultimately depends on which side we would choose, the good or the bad.