Negative Effects Of Technology Dependency

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Negative Effects of Technology Dependency Taylor Pressley Fort Hayes State University Negative effects of Technology Dependency In the contemporary world, people are working hard and consistently to improve technology to perform various tasks efficiently and fast. Over the past few years, the technological advancement has helped people develop significant infrastructures and achieve remarkable progress. As a result, this technological advancement has offered profound benefits which include improved research capacity, security, class relations, communication, and efficiency of operations for the business. Simply stated, technology has helped people to work at a faster rate and with better accuracy. However, technology advancement has…show more content…
Technological advancement has created a society where children prefer staying indoors playing video games to getting out playing with other children. Rosen et al. (2014) has confirmed, "4- to 11-year-old American children found that while 37% had low levels of active play and 65% had high levels of screen time, 26% had a combination of both" (Rosen et al., 2014). Playgrounds are increasingly becoming empty and less children are signing up for soccer, softball, baseball, and etc. Additionally, according to Deon Price (2011), “Technology has even affected other healthy childhood activities. Today, skateboards and scooters are motorized. Even the ever-popular Big Wheel has been replaced by the battery-operated Power Wheel” (Price, 2011). As a result, the overall daily consumption of technology has put the child at the risk of diseases such as obesity due to…show more content…
The world is rapidly changing due to this increase in technology and electronics, resulting in increases air, heat, noise, and water pollution. For instance, although the use of technology in agriculture has increased crop yield while reducing the cost of production, pollution has become a major setback for technological reliance in this sector. According to a study conducted by Liu et al. (2014), agricultural technology in China has resulted to large volumes of residue plastic film, which adversely affect the soil structure, crop growth, and nutrient and water transport. The study confirms "the volume of plastic film mulch used in China increased nearly four-fold from 319,000 tons to 1,245,000 tons from 1991 to 2011" (Liu et al., 2014). Surprisingly, this impact is not anticipated to decline in coming years since the annual growth rate of this waste is 7.1 percent. In addition, this increases pollution as well as affecting the crop

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