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Patrick O'Shea
Re: 3/30 Discussion
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:07pm
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I think that my topic for the issue essay is going to be the issue of whether or not people today have become overly dependent on technology. It seems to me that this is an issue that has only become a recent issue because of the rapid growth in development of technology over the past few decades. I am considering this topic because it seems like a topic that would actually interest me. For the first two papers I chose to write about topics that I had a knowledge of, but for this essay I would like to have a topic to research that I will have fun learning about. I think that technology dependence is going to be a good issue topic for this assignment mainly due to the fact that it is obvious that the technology of the future and how we chose to use that technology are going to become questions in the near future. Questions that are not going to just magically go away.
Another reason I think that this topic will be an interesting one to write about is because I feel that both sides of the argument will probably have strong arguments for why they think their side is the correct one to be on. There will be the side of the argument that wants to increase our dependence on technology, and then there will be the side that believes we as humans are already currently overdependent on the technology. The side that wants to increase our technology use will most likely use the solid argument of how much better life is now compared to the average person fifty years ago. They will be the ones to say that without technology and our constant use of it, we would never be where we are as a species today. Then the other side of the argument will probably point out all of the flaws in our dependence on technology to an extreme amount. I think that they will argue that if we as humans were stranded tomorrow without our precious technology, that we rely on so much during every single day, we as a species would be doomed. I think that overall both sides of the argument will present valid points for their side, and that is why I think I may chose to use it as my topic for the upcoming issue essay.

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