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Technology And It's Effects Essay

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First world society as a whole is becoming more and more reliant on technology and subsequently its influence shows on the next generation of each individual society. Its influence can be seen in both the kids of the next generation, the adults of the current one, and our culture in general. American society would not have progressed to the where it is now without technological advancements and it will not survive the everchanging world in which we live in without it, no matter its adverse effect.
Obviously, there are several benefits to the recent technology boon, even though several of these pro’s could also be considered a con. One hundred years ago, most couldn’t even conceive of a ...view middle of the document...

Any average Joe can exchange ideas, theories, or conspiracy theories with another person 3000 miles away. This has lead to an expansion in the many forms of culture and entertainment that exist. There has been more advancement in music in the past 100 years than in the 1000 years before it. There are more genres and subgenres of music than most can even count. Other entertainment forms, such as movies, videogames and television, didn’t even exist 100 years ago. The Internet has allowed for an exchange of culture and entertainment never seen before on Earth. Creativity has never been so accepted in a society than in the Internet. Though there are many benefit to the advancement of technology, the downfalls of it could ruin the society of the U.S. and the world as a whole.
An over reliance on technology has been proven to inhibit mental growth and lower the attention span of an entire country. A great example of the loss of attention span is the generation gap between the early 2000’s graduates compared to this year’s graduates. There is an obvious difference in respect for their superiors in the current senior class and a lack of social skills compared to the previous generation. The next group of graduates are already proving to be worse, often not knowing when to be “funny” or when to be serious during school or out in the world. This problem is only going to get worse, considering a Rasmussen College study has shown over 50% of kids at age 5 use computers on a routine basis. I’m not saying that technology is the sole culprit, but there is clearly some connection between attention span and the use technology. The face of the matter is that an over-use of social media and non-verbal communication has led to a degradation of social skills along with maturity.
The physical effects of an over reliance of technology, however, cannot be ignored. It is estimated that over one-third of all children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese, which is more than double the amount 30 it was years ago. The lack of entertainment coming from physical activity and instead coming from digitized content has mostly caused this, and the increase in the use of technology to accomplish otherwise physically challenging tasks has rooted the United States as the 2nd most fat country in the world, “losing” out to only to Mexico. There have been proven links between mindless snacking on unhealthy foods to staring at a digital screen and the average American youth now spends over 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen of some kind.
Perhaps one of most deep rooted effects an over reliance in technology is the lack of interest to learn. If one can just look up anything they want at a moments notice, there is no need to learn or memorize practically anything of importance. This will lead to a drop in amount of people that are part of a truly educated workforce. Learning something new about the world ironically advances the very thing that ends up...

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