Disconnected Urbanism Analysis

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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. First,…show more content…
Now we’re upset if we have to send a fax because it takes so much longer than e-mail”. However, the technology has revolutionized people’s lives in many good ways such as when there is an emergency going on, people can call someone immediately with cellular phones. It also improved people’s ability to perceive by experiencing all different cultures in depth and learn things that were impossible. The technology allows people being stimulating to society. Goldberger could have changed the text “sense of places” to “perception” instead. The use of text “sense of places” only focuses on the negative impacts of technology on culture and didn’t talk about the positives at all. But, if he used the word “perception”, he could be able to have better perspectives and convincing arguments against people’s spatial awareness of the risks and benefits of
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