“What would we do without the internet?” a phrase coined by a generation that has become accustomed to this new technology. If you look back not even twenty years ago, most people were still just learning about what the internet was, while today everybody has a facebook, twitter, or an email account. This massive shift that came about from such a brilliant invention happened quickly, and Malcolm Gladwell and Nicholas Carr look into how the internet has changed us as people and as a civilization in just a couple of decades. Just how did we as a society become so dependent on a technology that has, for the most part, become the center of our daily lives, and what are the potential drawbacks of that dependency?
“The Internet, an immeasurably powerful computing system, is subsuming most of our other intellectual technologies. It’s becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone, and our radio and TV” (Car). Still the internet isn’t becoming everything. The internet doesn’t give us access to print out our clothing or our food and beverages. We physically have to go out and get it ourselves, or order these online through the Internet.
In conclusion, not only does she effectively contribute to the conversation regarding the decline of creativity and why it happens, but through her efficient usage of ethos, logos, pathos, and kairos, Manoush Zomorodi gives a thoroughly convincing presentation. Weaving these together creates a favorable argument for why taking time to set aside electronic devices boosts creativity. Overall, Zomorodi created a compelling argument that not only convinces her intended audience, but also those who may have initially disagreed with her.
Technology has made people dependent on it, gullible, and lose verbal skills, which has led to a naïve world. Getting information has never been easier than it is today. People simply need to type into Google what they wish to know, and there is the answer. They now rely on technology to help get information easier. Before technology became what it is today, finding an answer would require research and thinking for oneself.
The internet has made it so much easier to find new information, if only we wouldn 't get so sidetracked. There is no reason to get rid of the use of technology, but we need to find a way for us to discipline ourselves to only use it for our
For instance, cell phones are constantly changing and have had a rapid growth within these past couple of years. Also “Thanks to the technical intelligence and capability provided by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Jobs was able to bring his vision of a mass-market personal computer to reality” (). In the article it describes how creating his vision with apple it was able to open the world of technology, also helping start many new advancements with phones. His hard work was able to make an advancement in America that would only help flourish the years to come. It is astonishing how many unique programs devices can run and how new technology is so interactive with humans.
Technology takes away the stress of getting to someone’s house to give them the information. In the article, “Meet Your IBrain: How Technology Changing the Way We Think”, state that, “we develop a better ability to sift through large amounts of information rapidly and decide what’s important and what isn’t- our mental filters basically learn how to shift into overdrive” (146). They believe with the help of technology we are able to receive information within a short amount of time. You may not appreciate technology and how it has made getting information out easy unless you has lived your childhood life in a village, where you have to walk for 30 minutes just to pass around information. It was very hard getting information passed around back in the days.
This, as a result, will certainly cause humanity as a whole to lose their own instinct of independency and self-control. What will be left of society will most unfortunately be unbalanced, inefficient, and appalling. As a result, society should come to the conclusion that technology isn’t disastrous itself alone, it is the connection and reliance that we have with it that makes it disastrous. Before we come face to face with terrible and unexplainable situations, it is wise for us as a society to reach a decision to overcome this dependency and be able to function properly once again to continue to live a prosperous and fulfilling
Imagine living in a world without any internet. Imagine the amount of trouble a person would require to go through in order to find out the simplest things. The internet nowadays has become an essential part of almost every human being’s life. Cutting the internet off for just one day my actually leave the world in a state of commotion. Every type of technology may be used in either a way that benefit’s a person, or a way that may harm a person.
Over time technology will take complete control over society. Technology is slowly starting to control society and everyone in it. “We’re simply at work in another location with more free time. We’re checking our email and waiting for that important message to come in when reading a book or sitting
Creativity is an important skill that everyone should use continuously. In the short story, The Cat in the Hat, it shows two kids who are home alone and don't have the creativity to think of something to do, until the Cat in the Hat shows up and presents his creative thoughts on having fun. In the article, "Why Nurturing Creativity in Kids is so Important", explains to us about how creativity is needed in everyday life and why everyone should be encouraged to use it. The text’s The Cat in the Hat and "Why Nurturing Creativity in Kids is so Important", prove that in order for a person to be creative minded, creative thinking must be encouraged.
Technology brought us machines, computers, cars and aeroplanes. It made the world smaller by providing good communication tools, made it possible to explore the solar system and the universe and proved the significance in human advancement. There is no denying technology is great, but are humans becoming too dependent on technology? Advancements in technology have enabled humans to do things that were unimaginable those days and it has certainly made many tasks easier than they were before. How many of us can go for a week without an internet connection or cell phone?
The radical change and advancement in economy, as we observe today, is the result of the modern technology. It is undeniable that technology has brought a lot of benefits to the world and improved the quality of human living. However, alas, every rose has its thorns. People’s dependence on technology has affected creativity and communication.
Today imagining our world without computer and computer dependent devices is near to impossible. We find these almost everywhere. They have become a necessity and majority of the large-scale work happens by these. Computers are used for selling/buying shares, running a company, finances, writing books, act as a source of information and are now also replacing the television and radios as they can entertain people by music, movies and games and the list continue.