Are People Too Dependent on Technology Today?
People love things to be easier, that’s why people invented technology. As many more technology is created, there has been a debate whether we are becoming too dependent on technology today. In this Essay I will justify if people are too dependent on Technology today.
Some people say we use technology in everything and in every single day of our life that we can’t live without it. Others say technologies are just there to help us do things easier. Yes, people are too dependent on technology today because we barely use books and notebooks for studying, most of us now does not use maps and compass anymore, and people now rely on emails, messages, social networking and others.
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To begin with, we barely use books and notebooks for studying nowadays. Students now take advantage of Internet to do their assignments without many efforts.
Students today have to use technology for even just copying notes. Our books and notebooks are slowly replaced by laptops, tablets, eBooks and etc. Most teachers now put notes and textbooks online for easy access. Some students claim some school today still does not allow student to use electronics to take notes or use it for books. Maybe this is true but school board will probably change this rule for the good of all students. Second, most of us does not use maps or compass anymore. Nowadays, people depend on GPS to find places instead of using the good old fashion maps. GPS is a satellite base system for navigation, it directly show you the way to the place you want to go. These days no one bothers to buy or even use maps. Most people now can’t go anywhere without GPS with them.
A few people would still prefer to use maps because GPS can distract people from driving and can cause serious accidents. This might be true but it is hard to imagine that people who use GPS regularly can still remember how to look up a map. And lastly, people now depend on emails, messages, social networking etc. We now rely on technology to connect with our friends and families. The traditional way of writing and sending letter is now being replaced with communication by mobile, emails, social network etc. In addition, we can now talk and see our friends and family in the same time through technology.
What is more, workplaces are becoming more and more dependent upon technology. Most of employees have their own mobile phone or computer so that they could exchange information or documents as soon as they want without leaving their desks. Although, there are still some people would rather communicate person to person to do things together or to avoid misunderstanding conversation. While this perhaps true, nowadays people are too busy that we do not have time to see each other anymore or we are too far away from each other.
Through mobiles, emails, and etc. we can connect with anyone faster, cheaper, and easier. It is clear that we depend on modern technology too much today. Not only we are too reliant on it, society now considers technology as necessity. Even though technology helps us do everything easier, we cannot forget about the bad effects it brings to us. Using modern technology for everything makes people lazier and inactive in life.
We now remarkably dependent on technology that now people hardly use books and notebooks, people lost the knowledge of using maps, and now people would rather communicate through mobile, emails, social networking etc. to each other. We are no slowly seized by technology. Someday our world will change and the things we have now and before will disappear and will be taken over by Technology.