The effects of technology and why we should stop depending on it.
Back in the day, television was considered the climax of technology. Today, our society has come to a point where technology that we could never have imagined 20 years ago is being invented, all the time. Think about how much we all depend on technological products. Think about how there always is an easier way to do something with the aid of technology. Think about all the different times you use technology each day. Think about how advanced in terms of technology we are.
Try to picture what could even be thought of being invented 50 years from now. Amazing right? Now pretend all of that went away. Pretend technology ceased to exist. It seems horrible, but really, when you give it some thought you realize that since it’s been done before, why can’t it be done now? If 20 years ago we didn’t have things called “iPods” or “cell phones,” why can’t we just throw them all away? Why do we need these things so badly? The answer is: we, as the major countries of the world, have installed technology so vastly into our everyday lives, never thinking about what might happen if it went away, that if one day our iPods and our cell phones and our hybrid cars stopped working, all of us would suffer, for better and for worse. People shouldn’t be so dependent on technology. People should not live their lives around technology. Sure, technology helps everyone out to some degree, but technology can also become an addiction, an addiction that we cannot stop.
In 50 years from now, when technology is even more advanced than it is now, imagine how much more we will be addicted to technology. No one is saying technology should be stopped entirely, because frankly, technology does save us time, and technology does help us for the better. All that should be observed is that technology should be controlled in a livable non-life changing way.
It’s always fun to use technology, however, if becoming dependent is evident, then other needs such as good health, exercise, sleep time, education, and even things such as family or friends are sacrificed (StraightUp). Life goes by fast, with many opportunities that should be given to everyone. Technology only speeds it all up, forcing you to wave at them as they pass by, without getting a chance to try doing it with your own two hands, and accomplishing something without the use of unnecessary technological products.