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. In my opinion the author wrote …show more content…
The reading has been clearly characterized and Moira supports his ideas clearly throughout the text.. In my opinion, I agree with what the author’s point of view because I think with development of new technology we will not look at life as the same we use to look at life in the past. I disagree with some of the point the author has use in the article. The reading states “The world now seems divided between those who understand that the human voice carries more loudly when on phone than in live conversation …” (Farr, 5). This is the only part I disagree with throughout the reading because I believe cellphones can play an important role in improving overall communication. Cellphone can be a outstanding way of getting to know people and also helps us adept to new changes. Cellphones can help us make new friends and allow us to meet new people due to varies ways of communicating with them. I strongly agree with the point where the author’s states how student can’t stay away from their phones because their life's are so dependent on technology and how they will always find a way make up different reason to stay on their
Henrietta Lacks, also known as HeLa, is the woman with the immortal cells. Those famous cells eventually would lead to breakthroughs in studies about leukemia, influenza, Parkinson's disease, etc. However, the other side of the story is hardly known. Rebecca Skloot and Deborah Lacks, Henrietta’s daughter, work together to find the unethical methods in which the Lacks family was treated.
In the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, Rebecca Skloot discusses two main issues of the medical research in the 20th century America, which are pertinent to people all around the modern world: class difference, especially racism and ethics of medical research, especially non-observance of consent. Racism is frequently addressed in this reading. Between Henrietta’s house and John Hopkins hospital, there were many reputable medical centers but she was not allowed to visit any of these because they were set up for the treatment of whites. Even in John Hopkins, there was a separate, inferior ward for colored patients.
Russel argues that the high accessibility smartphones contribute is a positive attribute for the advancement of communication, deep attachments and large amounts of time spent on smartphones argues otherwise . The author argues smartphones are so readily available to people, that gives them the freedom to communicate at any time, initiating more conversations. Although that may be true smartphone users are now constant dependency on their phones to connect them with their wide-ranging social network prohibiting them from focusing tasks in the moment Written in 2005 smartphones were a very recent phenomenon . Do to this fact Russel failed to see the future implications of a device with such broad functionality. Bill Thornton, author of “The
According to me he does in fact put forward his points quite efficiently and I will try to do the same. He talks about a emotional aspect of life and in relates it to technology in comparing love to liking. People often run from love because of the risks and hurt associated with it. This has been capitalized by the the tech-consumer market . The market offers people the perfect relationship with their phone or laptop.
In fact, people are still able to bond using technology, it can help people to keep in touch, and it can be used to help people cherish what is important to them. As long as humans do not abuse it, electronics can simply be used as a new way to interact with one another. Unlike the outcomes of “The Veldt” and “The Pedestrian”, technology does not have to consume or ruin lives. People should encourage one another to use the modern items at their disposal without uninformed cynics claiming that they are living life
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. “It is not about giving our phones but about using them with greater intention” (Turkle). This quote by Turkle embodies how I feel about the technology debate and the more new technology and phones have developed the more we have analyzed whether or not they are good for our society, and at what age kids should use them.
The person I consider to be an influential hero is Moira Smith. I refer to Moira Smith as a hero because she saved many strangers’ lives. Her life was dedicated to saving citizens from disasters that had occurred. Moira had even saved victims in exchange for her own life. Most people cannot do such a selfless thing as to risk their life to save others’.
The rivalry between students who believe they should be able to use their cell phones in class and teachers who believe them to be disrespectful has caused a ripple effect that now bleeds through many classrooms roaring its controversial head. And here we are stuck in an ongoing battle seldom won by students. The position that students should not be able to misuse their cell phones in a classroom setting is one held by the author of “Today 's Lesson: Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones” Louise Katz, who believes that “those halcyon days” were over (Katz). Likewise, Zoya Kahn, the author of “Why Cell Phones Do Not Belong In The Classroom” has a similar stance on the topic, Kahn states that “it is in everyone’s interest for instructors to
Many people might say that the privacy of modern day American citizens is being violated, that to similar to the world of 1984. The novel 1984 written by George Orwell is about a totalitarian government who oppresses its people and controls all aspects of their lives. The government is symbolized by Big Brother, people are monitored their entire day for flaws in their thinking towards Big Brother. I believe that privacy of American citizens is being violated and that people should not give up aspects of their personal privacy for greater good of society.
Kennedy Hamlin Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 29 March 2018 A Twenty-First Century Problem: Cell Phone Usage in the Classroom Even though banning cell phones reduce distractions in the classroom, phones should be allowed in the classroom, but restricted to school work because it offers more learning opportunities and gets kids excited about learning. There are numerous benefits and downsides to allowing technology in the classroom. Having cell phones and other electronic devices in the classroom can be integrated into the curriculum. However, these resources might also be harming the children who use them repeatedly over time.
Cellphones is also known as cellular phone; it is a transportable telephone that sends and receives radio signals through a network. Cellphone has a huge impact on people because it plays a major role in our daily communication; especially it helps us connect to other people easier. It gives us a chance of having access to different ability like keeping in touch with our family members, businesses relationships and more while we are in different places. However before the use of cell phone, people had desperate needs of mobile communication, so they had installed radiotelephones in their car. It was not effective and inconvenient to use, the main reason was the size, which was too big, and the use of phone was limited because it requires a powerful transmitter.
It is a very clear argument for how the internet and technologies are harming us through many ways. Firstly, some of them said tablet devices led to some problems in our societies. Such as, isolation and turning inward and not to engage in the society around them and reduce physical activity, that leading to serious diseases such as obesity. (Mares & Woodward, 2005). The second argument is led to a lack of social skills.
Have you ever think about the effect allowing students using phone in school? B. General Statement: mobile phone is such a wonderful tool for communication, education, work, information and somehow we wonder how we survived before this. By looking at its benefit, do you allowing students using handphone in school? How much it will effect student’s life?
The cell phone is without a fact one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Most people these days cannot visualize life without them. This small technological gadget gives us multiple functions, one of the most valuable is communication. Phones make it easier to check up and contact people than ever before. These devices also provide benefits for people that have to keep their busy life in order.
As technology continues to improve, the usage of cell phones continues to increase too. The increase in using cell phones over the last decade has been unbelievable; and the cell phone itself has become a common facilitate for all ages all around the world. When people hear about the cell phone,majority of them usually see the positive sides and its benefits, but ignoring the risks of this small device which isquite serious and somehow dangerous. It has bad effects on health, it is a disturbing tool, because some people talk so loud in the public places which may annoy others and also sometimes it may be the cause that we forget about some works, and etc. So, majority of people who became aware of these disadvantagesin European and American countriesbegan using their cell phones less than before.