Chambers, Weight Watchers has experienced less than stellar earnings. This is in part because of several things. To begin, Weight Watchers is losing business due to the fact that people tend to cling to fad diets and free application on smartphones. “Within the massive $64 billion U.S. weight loss market, pockets of weakness have been pegged to weight loss centers and low calorie/diet foods. That can partly be attributed to the proliferation of smartphone apps, which can help track calories and movement and reduce the need for some consumers to visit a physical center and talk to a coach”.
Baffled by the fact that places use the desire to disconnect from electronics as an economic advantage , I don’t think people realize that corporations and businesses are doing this. Paying extra just to get a hotel room without a television– how ridiculous. I was also in awe that societies have resulted in creating camps in order to help kids stray from their Internet addiction. Electronics are very advantageous to a certain extent, but similar to what Iyer stated, it’s crucial to step back and realize that there is an entire world going on around us.
“You could say you need it because you definitely need things like a cellphone these days, but I guess it’s still luxury in a way.” This will show the teens that how hard money is made and won 't buy the latest and most expensive items. The short story “Cracking the desired code” the story tells us how not to waste our money on items we don 't even need or how to use. Apple launched a new device called Ipod you could watch videos, text message, play games, and listen to music. The people that had MP3 players could only listen to music when the Ipod came out lot of people wanted it even the people who just wanted to listen to music but the people who just wanted to listen to music it was a waste of purchase because they didn 't need to use the other features of the Ipod and just use it for the music.
People can miss out on life if they are busy trying to record it. Parents using phone can spread of use of phones and ignoring someone to entertain themselves. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond said, “Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail - and the consequences for their children can be troubling”. This shows that kids will be more likely to use technology if there parents are doing it. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond states, “Radesky started noticing how often
Charles Fisher’s purpose of “Cell Phones and Social Graces” is to show how phone use makes society less social. He doesn’t own a cell phone himself, because he sees them as a menace to society. Fisher states throughout the text how you can’t go a day without seeing a cell phone. Fisher explains how cell phones can be rude. They take away so much of our social time, because most are too busy texting for facetiming there best friend.
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.
When they disseminate with other peers and teachers it helps you understand what to assists them with since you would know what they might be having trouble with. If they have their phones out they won’t be paying attention they would just be busy on our phones. So many students fail but they don’t converse with their teachers, last year, 56% of students in America failed and they all said they were not interacting with the teacher because they were communicating with their friends on their phones. Along with helping enlighten it would help them not be distracted. Not being distracted by your cell phones or other devices, keeps you concentrated.
But extensive use of something does not necessarily mean addiction, which exists only when an activity interferes with a person 's ability to function normally in aspects of life”(Stanton Peele 18). People get no work done during their jobs because of being distracted by social media. People can use social media in multiple ways. “4/5 American teens carry a wireless device and 57 percent say that such devices have improved their lives. Teens use their cell phones for texting and nearly half believe that without one, their social lives would be worse or would end completely”(Harris Interactive 13).
The non-fiction reading called “A Cell of Our Own Making” by Moira Farr concentrated on cellphones and their importance in people’s daily life. The author goes in detail on how cellphones are given more importance and how far we has a society dependent on cellphone. The reading states that “It was now standard to ask student to turn off their cellphones before class, they ring anyways and one of student asked the teacher to leave the class just so he can answer the phone (Farr, 6)”. Farr states student consider cellphone more of an emergency then an actual emergency. The author tells us how people are too invested in their cellphones and how they would prefer talking on the cellphone over in person communication.
The Powers of Soma 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.
The US is a Brave New World Postman’s assertions about Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World truly reflect the direction in which our society is going. People consume and they derive what they need from the products that they take. It will get increase and build until Brave New World looks to clearly point out how we are going live and who we are going to be as a society. Society has become more and more self- involved and self-centered almost to Brave New World standards. Mainly, Postman’s assertions of people coming to love their oppression and adore the technologies that undo our capacities to think, of what we love to do destroying us, and that truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.