Josh Rucci English 112 Linshi Li Final Draft Technology, Good or Bad? Imagine a world in which everything was run by computers, a society in which everything revolves around computers and makes everything hands free. This may sound like something that you dream about, but technology is reaching new levels daily. To some people this may sound amazing, but it also strikes fear into many people. A hands free society would make life a lot easier, but what happens when something goes wrong. The technology of computers is growing very rapidly, but at the same time so is our dependency on them. Our society is growing to dependant on computer technology. There are many who do not hold this same view though; many say that the growth of computers and their technology is the best thing to happen to us since the automobile. Many feel that the recent technological trend is for the best. The growth of computer technology is negative due to the fact that society is growing to dependant on computers and this will lead to a disaster in the future.
Computers are becoming very versatile in the households these days, too versatile. Computers are now finding a place in almost everyone part of today?s households and are beginning to be able to do many household tasks. Many households are beginning to acquire computers, in fact from the article ?The PC Platform? wrote by Eckhard Pfeiffer, it is said that over ?11 million U.S. homes already have two or more working PCs? (Pfeiffer 35). This clearly presents the point of how many people are using computers, and the even scarier point is that that number is growing rapidly. Pfeiffer goes on to say how the computer has a distinct use in every room of the house. The uses stated range from making doctor appointments to alerting you when something has been broken in your house. These uses are very helpful indeed, but what happens when something goes wrong with the computers in your house. There are constant problems with computers today...
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