The story “The New Addiction” by Josh Freed summarizes the increase use of cell phones comparing to the amount of cigarettes back in the day. Freed explains that both cigarettes and cell phones seem to be more of a nervous habit. He illustrates this by stating that everywhere you go a majority of the people are fidgeting with a cell phone, which was once a cigarette. Freed also brings to light the concept of cigarettes and cell phones being a source of pollution. Cigarettes have a habit of polluting the surrounding by filling the air with an unpleasant smell that causes costly consequences.
What's google? According to the dictionary, it means a search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine “Google.” Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide (Internet Live Stats). In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, the main point that the author, Nicholas Carr, is trying to make is that as the internet becomes our primary source of information, it begins to affect our ability to read books and other long pieces. Even though this process may offer knowledge efficiency, it flattens our brain’s learning experience in the process.
The article “Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study” by Alan Mozes argues that children with access to smart devices during bedtime hours sleep less. He establishes his argument by stating that smartphones deprive children of sleep more than TV's do and that sleeping anywhere near a smartphone or any light from an electric device can disturb your sleep patterns. He also states that states that not only te light can affect you but also the easy access. having an electronic device near you while you sleep makes you more likely to delay your bedtime in order to send that last text or pass just one more level on a game which can greatly affect you more than you think. In order to get his point across, Mozes uses facts about a certain experiment
In both editorials "your iPhone ruining Your posture- and your mood" by Amy Cuddy and "Posture Affects standing ,and not just the physical kind, by Jane Brody, they both talk about how we our selves are causing serious harm to our body. In the way we simply slouch or bend over and we need to try and pick our body up or we will see results we do not like. Both author have different opinions about the same subject and describe it differently and the Cuddy thinks that posture is more emotional and affects or mind more than anything . Yet Brody talks more physical pains and consequences that can happen to you by not fixing your posture.
I am writing to inform you of Medical ID on the iPhones In the case you was in an emergency (hopefully you will never be in one) A Paramedic can access your phone while it is locked by clicking on the emergency options, and it can display things like name, date of birth (DOB), medical conditions, and even blood type! It also includes your emergency contact.
“The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury illustrates the power of technology and its influence that it has on the society. Bradbury uses imagery to express on the impact that the society is having due towards the powerful affect of technology. “The Pedestrian” offers a glance into the future, where a man Leonard Mead is on a long walk in the evening by himself. The power of technology is shown with the number of people being affected by the power of technology particularly television. “The Pedestrian”, Leonard realizes that the society, has formed to one may say a dystopian society, because of how affected it has changed the society.
Living on the east coast and having family members on the west coast, smartphones make it convenient to stay in touch. It would be much more costly to visit multiple times a year then to send a quick photo or message to check in. But it is not just our family we are easily connected to. People have become accessible not only to friends and family, but work as well. In article, “My life without a smartphone”, by Ray Germano, he shares an experience of going through smartphone detoxification while on a trip to a museum with his family, “By mid afternoon, I started experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and like a true addict, I used my wife’s smartphone to check Gmail”.
Hence, smartphone had make me life much easier and safe. If I ever have an car accident, I would have more chances of survived because I will have my phone to call for help. For instance Edward would of have to wait longer, because if he didn’t have a way to communicate people won't know he was injured. For this reason, smartphones are a lifesaver. I can take my phone anywhere
As discussed in Louv’s essay once again, although the introduction of these devices produces a much easier way to access information, this information is rarely used. For example, if one were to attempt to learn how to speak Spanish, they could simply use Google and search up the words “how to speak Spanish”. This would produce a large amount of solutions and this person could carry on his or her life while learning Spanish. However, more often than not this is not the case. Although the information is out there to be used, most would much rather use their “Smart Phone” to scroll through their Instagram newsfeed or play a game such as Flappy Bird.
Carr brings up the question of how our minds can be negatively affected by this when he asks, “So what happens to our minds when we allow a single tool such dominion over our own perception and cognition?” While Carr is aware that the smartphone serves a countless number of useful purposes and tasks, he believes we should think deeper about the lesser known effects of our smartphones which people so easily allow to take over their lives. Carr begins his article with statistics, stating that the typical smartphone owner checks on their phone over 80 times a day, which translates to almost 30,000 times a year. He calls smartphones our constant companions, comparing them to teachers, secretaries, confessors, and gurus. In fact, Carr includes a 2015 Gallup survey which found that “more than half of iPhone
Person to Person Interaction is a basic human skill that is used as a form of in-person communication. Due to cell phones and other electronics students are instead using texting or calling as a there only way of person to person communication. Students are now communicating with one another through websites and popular social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, or snapchat. According, to the website Humankinetics.com about 85.2% of students use social media apps as their source of human communication. Some may argue using technology to socially interact with one another is much easier and faster to use, however, by decreasing the human interaction you are decreasing an essential human
In the course of history, human beings have created wonderful and effective things that have improved certain areas of society. Over time, the innovations of technology reached the corners of the earth to become part welcomed by many cultures. Previously, man did not need a computer, or any technological device. If humans in today society didn’t have their cell phones in an emergency they wouldn’t know whom to call. If you lost your cellphone and all of your contacts, it’s very possible you’d have no idea how to get in contact with anyone, let alone someone important to you.
The article has statistics that show, a recent study by Microsoft Corporation, has found this digital lifestyle has made it difficult for us to stay focused, with human attention span shortening from 12 seconds to eight seconds in more than a decade. Do you think that the use of text speaks can affects one communication skills? Teenagers are being too dependent on technology and using slang instead of proper language. Person to person is decreasing. Instead of friends having face to face conversation, teenagers tend to indulge in sending text to each other.
In society today, communication classes are highly over looked because of our new developing technology. People don’t realize how much a communication class could benefit them. We have lost sight of verbal communication skills. This class has taught me to put my phone down and communicate with others. It has opened my eyes to the real world without technology.