The Negative Effects Of Technology In The Modern World

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Although technology consists of the three main categories of apparatuses, techniques, and social organizations, most people typically think of technology only as phones, computers, appliances, and machines (Latterell 413-414). In the modern world, people are surrounded by new, advancing technology. Technology is constantly growing and more people are beginning to use technology. For example, according to the website The Daily Universe, “in 2011, 10 percent of kids under age 2 used a mobile device and now in 2017, 38 percent of children under 2 have used a mobile device” (French). People may think technology is completely safe for even children to use, but according to the author of the book Remix, “we make a bargain to enjoy the progress that technologies provide: for every gain, there is a loss” (Latterell 417). Although people generally think of such technology as beneficial, technology has unintended consequences; technology can cause people to become addicted, disconnected from others, and antisocial. One negative effect of technology is people becoming addicted to their devices. People in this day in age are constantly using technology. Whether people enjoy technology or not, they cannot escape using technology. For instance, many schools and workplaces require people to use technology in order to do their work. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “advancements in technology and productivity over the last decade demand new ways of integrating
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