Is technology destroying us?

Is technology destroying us?

Hey Inquisitive writers! I am being extra inquisitive today and I’m going to debate on this question: Is technology destroying us?

 

Well, is it? It depends on how you look at it. One way is that using computers for work or school, allowing to go paperless, to save trees and help the environment. Faster and smarter technology (ex., artificial intellegence) allows for less work to be done, saving time. iPads, iPods, Macs, and phones allow children to play games and have fun.

I know technology is great and all that, but really, is it? I once heard about a TV show where everyone in the world had a chip in their brain that accessed them to a network of ideas. If you don’t know how to do something, the chip “helps” you (more like doing it for you) and therefore you learn nothing. But there was this one guy who somehow didn’t have access to the network and knew how to do everything (because he taught himself) Suddenly, the network shuts down altogether and the guy teaches everyone how to do everything. It seemed kind of scary to me that those people relied on that network to know how to do something simple. It seems like these days people rely on social media or rely on the internet to do things, like socialize or do homework.

Another thing: Texting. When you text someone for example, is it different speaking with them face-to-face?The answer would probably be yes, because you can’t see the person’s face, emotions, hear their voice, or read them. Texting someone can be very indirect. Face time or call them instead. It’ll make a world of a difference.

It’s great that people use Instagram and Snapchat to share photos and videos. But it’s not great that people overuse it and use it when they can hang out with family and friends. Talk to people face-to-face. Connect with them. Socialize with them. It’s definitely better than looking at a screen.

So, what do YOU think of this topic? ??⌚️

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