Progression Of Technology Essay

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Progression of Technology After the 1940s technology rapidly advanced. The progression in technology has made things more convenient and more efficient. Along with a great appreciation of technology came negative ideas and conflicts. Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” and Marie Winn’s “Television: The Plug-In Drug” both closely observes the impact of technology towards society and families. In both similar and different ways, the two essays bring up the idea of human evolution around technology. Carr and Winn share similar beliefs on how technology and media are taking over our lives. People use the internet to search for information, specifically Google. For local news we would find that by watching the television. Any kind of information, whether it's politics, crimes, or trending ideas are through social media. The television was created to so that people can see what is being broadcasted not just listen like the radio. Winn says “The early articles about television were almost invariably accompanied by…show more content…
Technology and media have taken over our lives. Whatever the Internet puts out people tend to believe it's real. Internet is now the reality of people. “Now everyone was sitting in front of the television set, on a holiday, at a family party! I remember being stunned by how awful that was. Somehow the television had become more attractive.”(P.443) People spend more time with technology than with people physically. In the two articles “Television: The Plug-In Drug” by Marie Winn and “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr they both shared similar ideas and concepts on how technology has help the family at first but affected them negatively in the future. Everyone lost the importance of physical communication and learning. They also described the different ways it has affected the people based on different
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