Technology - Yes, It's Taking Over The World
How reliant are people on technology?
This question is one that needs addressing. My curiosity about it was spurred on by an assignment we had in class today in which we had to craft a response to an article discussing the pros and cons of technology affecting today’s students. I would like to know and understand how our world could operate without technology, which, in turn, will tell me how reliant we’ve become on it. It is a question with many answers but it boils down to the hard facts about our new world.
I know for a fact that most of the modern, western civilization is dependant upon technology - air traffic, other means of travel, the stock market, world communication, etc. It seems as if the world governments have not created a fall-back system to be used in the event that technology would be taken away. The Internet is so huge, and has record of the majority of the living people around the globe, it is a dangerous frontier.
Monthly Texts vs. Text Messaging in Teens
Everything is on the rise - time spent watching television, time text messaging, thousands of people sign up for Facebook every day, people spend more time in their cars, and internet use is on the rise. I think it is very safe to say that we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology, and that it now takes up a huge part of our lives. Without it, I’m sure horrendous things would happen all over the globe.
I approached my research fairly simply. I first found an article in the New York times addressing my question (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brainside.html). From there, I did my own primary sourcing by researching the statistics about technology use (http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm). None of the research contradicted another, and I found it a fairly simple question to research - how one interprets the statistics (negatively or positively) is a different issue, but the statistics produce a startling response - we use technology way too much.