With a whopping 83 of American adults having a smartphone, it quickly takes social media and connects the entire world together. Social media allows people to get quick pieces of news, make new friends, and get jobs. A lot of people have the tendency to not be kept up with current events but social media creates “on the go news”. In the sense that if you’re in a waiting room or have a small break at work you have time to read through short clips of new to stay connected. The smartphone puts this at the fingertips of millions people.
Whether it's through a smartphone, computer, Twitter, Facebook, or email. Because the internet is such a pivotal tool in everyday life, that is why the looming question of to what extent the government should have over monitoring the internet is so important. The legality of content monitoring is still in the works and the government has not yet finished regulating how much reach such monitoring programs have on the American people. It also appears that even with practically unlimited resources provided by the US government, the NSA surveillance program played a small roll in actually catching terrorist and criminals. Even though government monitoring has potential to be useful, but it falls short in that it doesn't necessarily work and has is very easy to abuse.
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being.
The 16 page essay, "Is Google making us stupid?", written by Nicholas Carr, persuades adults that the internet is messing with our cognitive thought. The essay was published in the July/August 2008 issue of the Atlantic. Carr 's structure is a long essay with no breaks and some pictures. Technology is a big part in todays society.
Each year, drivers who use cell phones cause 1.6 million car accidents and nearly 330,000 injuries. Considering that cell phones are one of the greatest items to happen, it make stuff easier to accomplish without having to do much effort, communicating with anyone around the world, but there should be a limit when it could endanger other people’s lives. It is not only the phones that drivers are distracted by, it is also foods, drinks, conversing, and listening to loud music. Someone can lose their life due to a simple act such as texting and taking a selfie while driving. There are numerous cases that involve a person getting hurt or worse, killed, thanks to a driver being distracted.
Imagine the world 50 years ago where there were no phones. Could anyone in our generation last? Mobile devices have evolved very quickly over the years, but have destroyed our generation. Recent studies show that cell phones have increased the amount of hacking due to its easy access and approachable features. Proponents on the use of phones argue that phones provide a safe space for people to spread and share positivity.
So vital that in those few seconds one could make a mistake or not see another's mistake o n the road that it cost them a car crash or even there life. We are in a generation were most teens get cell phones before their first car or licences. A generation where everyone is on there phones to do everything, communicate, social media, and sometimes even school work. Phones are such a big part of everyday life for most americans. Such a big part of our lives that people will put themselves and others in danger.
In our world, Society gets watched twenty-four seven and some people know it, but they either do not care or just go along. So in reality, Society could prevent this problem by removing social media off of their habits and be spy free. “Young adults (85% of whom are smartphone owners) are also incorporating their mobile devices into a host of information seeking and transactional behaviors. About three-quarters of 18-29 year old smartphone owners have used their phone in the last year to get information about a health condition; about seven-in-ten have used their phone to do online banking or to look up information about job; 44% have consumed educational content on their phone; and 34% have used their phone to apply for a job.” “Behind Winston’s back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away...of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment” (2-3).
Even though Technology is a great and useful tool, it 's starting to takeover our lives. Text messages have killed the concept of phone calls. The total number of messages sent monthly has increased from 14 billion in 2000 to roughly 188 billion in 2010. Everyday Americans receive and send out an average amount of 88 text messages per day (CNN.com). These statistics show that people are obsessed with their mobile devices, and are using them almost every other minute.
Trough technology, equality, divorce, and other family traditions, families of modern day vary from old style families. Adults and children in modern time are too worried about their phones, social media,and electronics. In the text “Quality Time, Redefined” Alex Williams said that Americans today are logging in on their social media from mobile devices multiple times a day, twice the amount Americans used to login at their homes in 2004. (Williams, 2011, p. 95). People today are logging into their accounts much more than what people used too.
These advances have become so deeply rooted in our society one cannot seem to go a single day without their phone or laptop or other electronic devices. People are constantly going on the Internet and checking their phones whether it is to text someone or post a status update or a picture. Personally this issue not only affects my generation, it hits close to home as well. The goal is to successfully address an issue in a way that provides a better well being for society as a whole. Distracted driving is an epidemic that can be controlled.
Does internet really make us dumb? Well the internet provides us amounts information that could be answer instantly. Each year, the internet brings something new and entertaining for our society to enjoy There are thousands of computer books available today that cover every subject imaginable, however when reading a book in print, the brain is much calmer and not buzzing around. An article “Does the internet Make you dumber?” Nicholas Carr is an American writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture.
Nicholas Carr’s Is Google Making Us Stupid? is a great overview of the impact the Internet is having on his (and others); life, habits, and possibly even the brain. The old days of having to spend hours researching a subject are long gone because of the Internet. Having such a powerful tool available at any time can be a good thing and a bad thing wrapped up in the same package. Home computer and smartphone ownership have been on a steady rise over the last couple decades, with most homes now having multiple devices. Therefore, having information available at all times has become a reality.
As of 2014, 86% of adults over the age of 18 in the UK have access to the internet anywhere (Document 11). Technology is a highly controversial issue in today’s society. With an ever-widening gap in technological knowledge between generations, many like to argue that every flaw present in someone today is due to overuse of smartphones. However, these pocket-sized supercomputers we carry around with us allow us to broaden our horizons and experience the world in an entirely new way. While some say technology is taking away our ability to be human, it actually encourages connectivity, and allows for new forms of discovery and creativity.
As technology has become more advanced, people have begun to depend on it more and more. Nicholas Carr has dedicated much of his life to studying the effect that technology has made on the world. He sees the good things that have come from technology advancing, such as being able to get places faster, plowing fields more quickly, and being able to travel to unknown places without getting lost. However, he also has seen some negative effects that technology has had on mankind. Carr believes that man have altered their brain, lost touch with reality, and have started to see technology as a friend instead of an inanimate object.