Summary: Rhetorical Analysis Of Digital Demands

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Rhetorical Analysis of Digital Demands: The Challenges of Constant Connectivity According to Seward, "The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago. A Motorola employee Martin Cooper stood in midtown Manhattan and placed a call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey." Since the first phone call was made technology has evolved dramatically. For example, now we have colored screens and phones that can be worn on our wrists. Besides cell phones, there are all sorts of fancy devices, like iPads and laptops, where we can access information basically on any topic we desire; and we are can instantly communicate with other people via social media, text, or even video chat, thanks to the advances in technology. Some people may agree that…show more content…
She expresses how adolescence is being fostered to use technology as a shortcut in communicating with others as well as in their academics. She explains how easy access to technology has its disadvantage and will have its advantages once we learn how to use it properly. Technology makes it easier to communicate with others around the world, easy to research and perform academically, and enables us to do multiple things at once. She expresses her opinion having things easier is not always a good thing. She gives examples of how being able to text instead of engaging in a conversation with another person eliminates relationship values, simplifying academically, by using PowerPoints, eliminates characteristics of critical thinking, and being able to multitask is away to lack attention to…show more content…
In her article, she expresses how teenagers today function as if they cannot live without technology. She says they seem to be overly consumed with technology. In some cases, it shows a cause to teen anxiety if teens do not have technology at their disposed. She says she has heard students say things like "I lost my iPhone; it felt like somebody has died". This is how she emphasizes how attached teens are to technology. She gives examples on the way students from K-12 are taught to simplify the way they perform academically now that technology has more advances. She says the use of PowerPoints, a computer software, is not the same as critical thinking and great things are learned through long challenging pieces, like books. Another disadvantage we have with technology is that it can be very distracting and people may tend to multi-task. Turkle says "when multitasking, everything gets done a little worse; there 's a degradation of all functions." She believes technology has great potential but we still need to find that potential. The ways we are using technology right now, are not helping us become more connected or intelligent. The use of technology right now is only making us lazy. Lazy in the sense we are shortcutting our way of thinking and simplifying it, in relationships with other and the way we
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