These lyrics are from a man named Prince Ea, to say he has inspiration is an understatement, because i 'm not sure how his motivation, determination, and passion is so strong. Prince Ea is speaking not only for us, but for future generations to come. He is trying to get through to not just teen boys and girls, but he is trying to speak up to everyone, and for some who feel his determination to spread the word. In his lyrics it clearly states…..”But, get a load of this Studies show the attention span of the average adult today Is one second lower than that of a goldfish”..... Prince
In M.T. Anderson’s book, Feed, he provides a warning of what could happen in our society if we continue to value technology over human interaction. As shown in the Feed, the characters are living in a world filled with technology. They do not really do anything in their day to day life that does not involve their feeds. Sadly, in the world we live in today, a similar problem is starting to arise.
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.
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 a world where most everyone has a smartphone, boredom is on the decline. I mean, with a new iPhone 8 there is always something to do. If I even have a spare minute I’ll flip out my phone and go on Instagram, Snapchat, or CNN. Or maybe Netflix? Spotify? There is really no limit to the things that can be done on a smartphone. Yet, with all this information streaming through our population’s mind, no knowledge or substance is gained. The likelihood that a teenager would pick up a book or go outside when they could instantly be absorbed in their phone is doubtful, even though this is often the less mentally and physically fulfilling option. With phones always at our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly immersed in technology and media,
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being.
use of smartphones are affecting the adolescents of this generation. Jean M. Twenge argues in her article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” that the redundant use of these gadgets along with social media use is in fact detrimental to the current and upcoming generations. My experience using Snapchat, Instagram, and other applications on my smartphone supports Twenge’s stance because the excessive use of these applications has caused me to feel melancholic. According to Twenge, “Psychologically, however, they (iGens) are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones” (Twenge). The essence of Twenge’s claim here is that smartphones are causing the iGen generation to be more susceptible to vulnerability in many aspects. In particular, the way it is affecting the mental health of iGens, thus causing the rates of teen depression and suicide to “skyrocket”. Ultimately, Twenge stresses that the excessive use of smartphones is the cause of the increase in rates of teen depression and suicide. Her observation rings true to me because while I do not suffer from depression nor have suicidal thoughts, I can still attest to the fact that as I’ve overused my smartphone
In the article, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” by Sherry Turkle, it talks about how the impact of phones and technology has on our conversations and interactions with people. Turkle talks about how now a days people divide their attention between multiple things, but the main two examples she uses are phones and conversations. By diving their attention, people rarely dive into deep conversations. They tend to have shallow conversations with people because they are constantly checking their phones at every vibrate or ring, which, in shallow conversations allows them to go in and out of the conversation without missing any important details. Turkle states that, “the mere presence of a phone on a table between them (two people) or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel.” While this may be true, along with the other studies on how technology is detrimental to society, there as also positives aspects that contribute to society as well.
In the book Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the people of the world state take Soma to keep them pleased. Soma is a very common drug used by mostly everyone, it relaxes the body and keeps everyone happy. Not only does soma make people happy, but it also keeps everyone in the world state oblivious to what's going on around them due to how powerful the relaxant is. In a similar situation, our society's addicted to using technology to distract from real life. Both soma and technology have a distracting quality causing the people not to know the reality of what's going on around them.
When using the internet often we tend to get addicted, and when we are away from the internet all we wonder about is what we are missing out on. “We want to be interrupted because each interruption brings us a valuable piece of information. To turn off these alerts is to risk feeling out of touch, or even socially isolated," wrote Carr. I am addicted to the internet, and when I am away from it can get tough. When I do my homework I turn off my phone, and put it in another room or else I get distracted and cannot get anything done. When I am at work I see coworkers, managers, janitors, and everyone around me on their smartphones. Now there is a rule that if we caught on the floor with our cell phones we get written up, or suspended from work because instead of working people were paying less attention to the customers and more to their social media. Every day people around us get into severe, and deadly accidents because of the internet. We have the internet on our phones and that access' us to social media. At stop signs, stop lights, freeways, and school zones I see at least one person who drives with one hand, and has their cell phone in the other. Our attention span is so short that we are willing to risk the lives of ourselves, and our peers to the
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.
This paper analyzes the effects technology has on mental health. When overused, without face to face communication, one may experience anxiety and stress. A study from the American Phycology Association states that most teenagers use social media, teenagers are especially vulnerable to these effects because technology surrounds them in their day lives. When using social networking, or technology in general, while maintaining face to face socialization one can also sustain their health.
Today’s generation is all about their smartphones. These phones now do everything for people to use and the manufacturers make them so easy for anyone to use. But, smartphones are taking over people’s lives, and it may not be for the best. They actually change the way people act and think.
Have you ever wondered why your parents would not get you a phone?. In Today’s technologically advanced world, it is pretty common that you have at least one or two connections between technology. However, most parents disagree assuming that technology is hurting the teen’s Childhood. Nevertheless, having a cell phone is a necessity in today’s modernized world. Some of the reasons are practicality, GPS tracking for parents to know where their kids are, and safety.
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.