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Joseph Smith
Re: 11/4 Discussion
Fri Nov 4, 2011 3:53pm
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The topic I chose for my argument paper is whether or not society is too dependent on technology in the present time. Technology used to be just a luxury for average people decades ago but now it is a demand for most people in order to stay modernized with society. People use computers and other technologies for work and labor, transportation, education, and even communication. Children are being raised to become accustomed to using technology rather than developing things using their own mind. Most people today do not use their own mind to solve problems or perform business because there has been some technology created to perform these duties for them. Calculators are in heavy use in today’s schools as opposed to in the 1960’s when mental math and problem solving was completely up to the student. At the turn of the century, “Y2K”, people feared that many computers with databases for banks and vital institutions would crash as the year turned. People were in a panic because if all computers were reset then the economy and businesses would take damage as they hold much of people’s livelihood in their systems. Even as I am typing I find that technology is very useful because I find tools such as “spellcheck” and the word counter useful and without small tools like this my life would be a bit more difficult. Cell phones are a very important piece of technology. Phones have evolved a lot in the past few decades because they are even becoming handheld computers that can perform any task that a laptop or desktop computer can perform. Not only is the cell phone a dual accessory but people of all ages are beginning to claim one of their own. The technology boom is not slowing down either. Advertisements for new computers and handheld accessories are becoming more prevalent as they create new things every single day. As new things are created more people are becoming dependent and disposing of the technologies of old. Technology is becoming the wave of the future as people are headed towards increasing their usage every day.

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