Technnology Essay

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Technology has changed a great deal in the past couple decades. Technology has improved the way we think, the way we learn, and how we communicate with each other. There are many people that strongly believe that technology has done more harm than good to our society. However, Steven Pinker an experimental psychologist’s, “Mind Over Mass Media,” and Amber Case a Cyborg Anthropologist’s speech, “We are All Cyborgs Now,” both talk about how technology has benefited our society in many ways. Technology is constantly altering the way people inhabit their lives, that is allowing them to live a more honest and more comfortable life.
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Additionally, Amber Case talks about how “You have a Second Self” (Case). Many people around the world have an online profile; which creates a second self. While being online humans get the opportunity to interact with people’s second self; therefore allowing them to keep in touch with important people in their life. Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and Instagram are all examples of how people can connect with friends and family near and far away. Texting, calling, and many other Social Medias have definitely transformed the way we keep in touch and these forms of communication will only continue to advance.
Additionally, technology allows us to be more efficient. New technologies like cell phones, laptops, tablets, PDAs, and many more gadgets; make our lives easier. Every person in this world have memories in pictures, important papers, contacts, and videos stored in their electronics; therefore with a touch of a button they have instant access to these things. People have the ability to obtain these things through technology without actually having them there physically. Case stated that we have access to a “Mary Poppins technology. That allows people to put anything they want in it; and it won’t get any heavier” (Case). In the past people had to carry around planners, pictures in their wallets, document in printed form. Today, people can carry all of that and many more things in their cell phones and other electronics. Having this technology definitely helps humans be more efficient in life with little effort. This allows individuals to live life happier and better than in the past. As each day passes by electronics are being improved and making people’s lives much easier.
Even though technology has commonly positive effect in society, many people still believe that technology has greatly degraded our society. Many will argue that technology is making us stupid. Nicholas Carr stated that “What the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation” (Carr). Many people would agree with Mr. Carr...

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