Effects Of Technology On Technology

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While growing up in the 21st Century many people are becoming more dependent on technology and we view it as the norm, however as a society we have not noticed the vicious cycle we are sending ourselves into. We have become so dependent on technology that we are hindering our ability to communicate and learn. Technology is “becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV,” it is taking over every aspect of our lives (Carr 341). With technology becoming such a problem in society this essay will discuss how technological advancements have affected society in negative ways and how it has held us back rather than allowing us to grow and think for ourselves.
Technology does have its pros of creating new ways to meet people all around the world and allows us to communicate faster however it has hurt us more in our daily lives. We spend so much time invested in our technology that we lose 30 minutes of face-to-face interaction for every hour we waste on our computers (Small 348). This alone is creating a realm of isolation within society, we invest numerous hours into our technology only to forget the people around us. Through the internet, we are creating a sense of artificial intimacy while giving up our own personal touch, and this will only get worse if we do not shut down our devices and give others the undivided detention they deserve (Small 351). Sticking your nose into the latest social media

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