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Surname.1Name:Class:Tutor:Date of Submission:Fear of TechnologyGrowing up, I my friends would come and knock on our door when it was time to play. However, ten years down the line in a different town, I invited one of my friends but instead of knocking on the door on arriving, he just sent a message saying “I’m here”. This example shows the rapid changes in social structure due to the technological advancement. Technology has changed how everything works, its everywhere, if you look around, everyone’s eyes are glued ontheir phones, “Free Wi-Fi” signs everywhere, conversations are only through electronic devices. There has been an exponential growth in technology over the past decade and its estimated that the growth will be even more rapid in the coming years (Martin and William., p.100). As technological advancements are witnessed with new innovations, the society also become consumed by these innovations an and there might reach a point where the devices being innovated might overcome us.
Surname.2The technological advancements have obviously come with numerous benefits, but again there has been equal measure of drawbacks many of which are not noticed. Although there is no possibility that people will abandon these devices, awareness has to be created on the dangers of getting consumed by them, the effects that this may have on the economy and the how this impacts our brain and social life. In order to offset these effects, I think people should agree to at least take a break from their screens just for a few moments or hours in a day. This sacrifice, I believe will enable people to develop better critical thinking skills and have a better social life. The convenience that is brought by the technology is one of the reasons many are addicted to the electronic devices. All the information people need are at the finger tips. Google can display loads of information in seconds making it harder for people to drag themselves to thelibraries to read books. Our current society is experiencing decrease in personalization. This is another reason for the addiction to electronic devices. There are less face-to-face interactions as people only converse through texting, IM-ing or whichever is convenient to them, it’s becoming cynical. Consider a scenario where you find yourself in an elevator with someone you are not familiar with, an awkward silence always sets in because you cannot converse. How do you react? You pull out your mobile phone and start updating your status! This is more common among the young generation that has grown up accessing these gadgets and are not used to the small talks unlike the older generation. So to help themselves from awkward situations that no

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Professor
zablon
Tags
Nursing, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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