How Does Technology Affect Us Essay

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Technology affects us all in one way or another. From elderly people spending their days watching television, to children as young as six or seven years old playing on tablets and gaming consoles. To say that they only affect our lives negatively is simply false, in my opinion, the positives of technology vastly outweigh the negatives. “In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.” (Gerrold, n.d.) Technology has helped us to make great strides in the progression of medicine and in healthcare in general. Without the use of technology, the development of medicine would come to an…show more content…
We live in an age where communication can be made between two people from opposite sides of the world with little to no effort. A text message can be sent in seconds, even a phone call can be made for a certain price. Although some people argue that this can have a negative impact on our social lives, I argue that it has done nothing but improve them. Technology has given us the ability to make plans with friends before meeting them, has allowed us to contact each other from a great distance and keeps us in constant contact wherever we are. Without it, we wouldn’t speak to each other as much and, in my opinion, it may even lead to us becoming less social. “Critics worry that if we spend time paying attention to that new kind of media or technology instead of talking to each other that that is somehow isolating. But humans are fundamentally social. So I think in reality, if a technology doesn't actually help us socially understand each other better, it isn't going to catch on and succeed.”. (Zuckerberg,

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