In Goldberger’s article, Disconnected Urbanism, he does not say much about the advantages of a cell phone and I do not believe he should have. If in fact he had mentioned some of the positive points of a cell phone, the article would not persuade the reader as strongly. He claims that the cell phone takes away from a person's experiences because it allows them to be in more than one place at a time. To truly experience something, you need to have all of your attention on it. The cell phone draws your attention away. I would say that if he had mentioned any of the advantages that the cell phones have, it would only be to acknowledge the need for them in emergencies or the convenience of them. He could have expressed to the reader that
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.
A miracle. That is how Eula Bliss felt about the invention of the telephone. Perhaps because it is a miracle. Worldwide communication. Suddenly everyone is only a one phone call away and we are all connected. The invention of the telephone was a gold shining idea, an idea that only had one purpose: to connect people – the invention did connect people, but it also did so much more than that. Something that will be overshadowing the invention forever.
Technology takes away the stress of getting to someone’s house to give them the information. In the article, “Meet Your IBrain: How Technology Changing the Way We Think”, state that, “we develop a better ability to sift through large amounts of information rapidly and decide what’s important and what isn’t- our mental filters basically learn how to shift into overdrive” (146). They believe with the help of technology we are able to receive information within a short amount of time. You may not appreciate technology and how it has made getting information out easy unless you has lived your childhood life in a village, where you have to walk for 30 minutes just to pass around information. It was very hard getting information passed around back in the days. I remember growing up in the villages with no technology. In my country when you are having a baby naming ceremony, and you want to invite the villages you have to walk to ever one house to invite them for the naming ceremony. Every house is far from the other. Before you get to one person’s house you have to walk for ten minutes. You have no choice but to do it, because you want people to come. After hours of walking and you are not even sure who will show up. With the help of technology nowadays all you have to do is send a text message to everyone in your phone book or just post in online and tag people you want to come. In the article, “In Defense of Technology,” Andrew O Hagan once state that, “ I’m not 104 , but I wrote a whole book that way, my first , and it took forever and it didn’t add much to most of the paragraphs. Yesterday, I had the information from an archive website in about 20 minutes, I emailed my notes to my office computer from the car” (3). In other words, Hagan believe that what used to take him hours to send information now just takes less than 20 minutes. All thanks to
Technology has made the world like a small town. We can know what is happing in China or India even if we are in America. We can talk to the person sitting at any corner of the world. Smartphones have dramatically changed the way we communicate today. But, what about the face to face communication? Are we paying close enough attention to the people around us? People these days are so attached to their cell phones that they don’t realize what is going on around them. Children nowadays have 1000 friends on Facebook but doesn’t have enough friend to hang out in real life. In the article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk”, Sherry Turkle talks about how the technology have affected people with results of different research and gives her own explanation to them. This article relates to the human psychology and the use of technology It is a worth reading article because most of us can related
In the past few years humans have spent much more time indoors with their technology than outdoors. Televisions, computers, and smartphones tend to draw greater numbers of people inside their homes, just as humans did in the futuristic world of Leonard Mead where no one left their homes at night. (“The Pedestrian”). Children especially have been infected with the media bug, much like Peter and Wendy, who are unable to stray away from their virtual reality in “The Veldt”. It is understandable that many-particularly older- people believe that technology is affecting how human naturally interact with each other and their surroundings. Technology definitely is affecting how humans communicate and interact, but that does necessarily have to be a negative thing. For instance, the popular social media application Skype, has kept over 74 million people from around the globe connected with one another. Despite humans spending much more time with their devices, like in “The Pedestrian”, many are not using this time to mindlessly stare at the television. Skype is just one example that connects people who may be a long distance apart, but will still spend an average of 100 minutes a month (“Skype Company Statistics”) still keeping in touch with one another. While some do use their their screens to block out the people around them, a majority use their smart phones and computers to keep connected with their
Cities improve due to innovation, but humans residing in them may not. The Industrial Revolution was a period in time where new inventions helped labor become less taxing and more efficient in the South. On the other hand, the North developed urban cities, which attracted many people. Urban cities had become the epitome of civilization: ease of life and wealth was present, but not available to everyone. To elaborate, these urban cities provided job opportunities to women. Nevertheless, the poor lived in terrible conditions, child labor was common, conflicts arose between immigrants and American citizens, and the government approved of rich people’s selfishness.
In the essay, “A Literature of Place”, by Barry Lopez focuses on the topic of human relationships with nature. He believes human imagination is shaped by the architectures it encounters within life. Lopez first starts his essay with the statement that geography is a shaping force for humans. This shaping force is what creates our imagination; the shaping force is found within nature. Everything humans see within nature is remembered, thus creating new ideas and thoughts for our imagination. Lopez also states that humans should not be isolated in the universe. Therefore saying that people need to get out and explore the world, or to open yourself to new adventures. Exploring new things bring the connection between relationships and happiness that humans need.
Social location is important in knowledge production. One’s perspective is influenced by the location of his or her identity. Maps are useful for one to find one’s way and for navigation, but also to show others how to get somewhere. When one maps one’s experiences, an extra dimension is added to an ‘objectively’ created map. It becomes three dimensional, rather than flat. Both public and private spaces can be included, and it portrays a mapping and experience that is not additive, linear, or dualistic. According to Keifer-Boyd and Smith, it is an “extension of self in visual narrative form” (2012, p.4). Situated knowledges are how one knows what one knows via a relationship between lived experience and the influence of social location. There is no such thing as ‘neutral space.’ By pairing my experiences with locations and particular spaces, I could navigate
By analyzing her retirement speech, it is apparent that Connie Parkinson uses many effective techniques to build her argument that cellular devices are a hindrance to interpersonal relationships. Once of the most prevalent strategies that she utilizes in persuading her audience is the use of personal anecdotes and stories to connect with her listeners over their shared experiences with cell phones. Another method Parkinson applies is her continuous use of rhetorical questions that compel her audience to ponder the inquiries she has raised. A third way the speaker tries to convince her audience on the negative effects cell phones have on interpersonal relationships is through her use of humor and informal language throughout her speech,
A and B are passing by on a street corner and disregard each other because they are on their phones. The narrator has a speech about the use of phones and how it affects life in present time. Choosing this path they are missing the opportunity to meet each other. This gives an example of how technology can distract us from bigger events.
Billions have taken this religion along with their already-held beliefs, practicing both side by side. This new and fast-sweeping religion that we are all a part of is the religion of technology, where people worship the new gods of the internet and the television.
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.
Chapter 2 focused on the theoretical study of townscape contribution towards the behaviour and activity pattern of users. This chapter helps in finding the relevant informations of several important subjects to be studied and highlighted for further understanding on the definition, principles and theory, as well as any facts related to the townscape effects towards users. It provides basic informations about the study in order to achieve the aim and objectives of the study before proceed to another stage of the study based on primary data and secondary data obtained.