The Truth About Technology
Technology has evolved immensely during the past few decades. It’s everywhere, and everyone uses it; technology is a necessity of life. It lights homes, makes transportation easy, makes research simple, and entertains. Although it has many benefits, technology also has negative side effects. Phones and TVs have become a major distraction from everyday things like students’ homework, adults’ work, and driving. There are hundreds of car accidents caused by texting and driving. Furthermore, technology is addicting- society has become too dependent on it. A day without iPhones would probably be almost impossible for some. The next generation is being raised amongst all of this technology, and they aren’t being taught like the past generations were. Will this result in catastrophe later? Overall, technology has a very negative effect on society. Some might argue that technology has had a positive effect on society. They might point out how technology increases living conditions and improves lives by making everyday things easy. For example, people don’t have to go to the library to do research. They can instead retrieve any information they need at the touch of a screen. Finding information has become so convenient using these technological devices that reading has become ancient. The lack of reading may result in tragedy in the future, because the next generation won’t have proper grammar skills and the ability to write. Someone might also say that technology has improved society’s communication. It’s now easy to stay in touch with family and friends who live far away with texting, email, Facebook, and other social networks. Modern communication has weakened society’s language skills by the use of texting over verbal communication. Texting has tainted the English language because people are using abbreviations for almost every word such as BRB for “be right back” or IDK for “I don’t know”. Sven Birkerts writes, “The complexity and...
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