Too much technology is bad for you.16

Even though this will be my last blog, I would like to touch on something that affects all of us since we are in the tech field. It is not just us that it affects, it is everyone who owns a device. Since when did we start to let technology take over our lives? Since we started to get smartphones, tablets, and AI gadgets, humans have started to get lazier. Although in the early 1900s, we didn’t have these technology, people were fine and the world ran great without all the advanced tech. They didn’t have advanced tech to rely on where as today our technology is so advanced that we can’t go a day without our smartphones. We see children playing video games rather than toys. One of the biggest thing that we people deal with is eye strains. We look at the screen more than we should be. In the Huffington Post, they stated that “Children should be building towers with blocks, not playing Minecraft.” I agree our generation and technology roll is moving in a good direction, but there is no limit to technology. People also don’t have limitation. Children could be looking at the TV for hours without stopping. “The time spent with technology doesn’t just give kids newfangled ways of doing things, it changes the way their brains work.” We are brain washed and we are getting dumber than before. If we look at the smartphone situation, if we don’t know something, all we do is just ask siri. No need to read books or ask people who aren’t sure of the answers. It makes us lazy and it makes us less sociable because we communicate mostly with text. Texting is good for those who are shy but we don’t talk face to face as much as before. The problem as I said before is people cannot go a day without their smartphone or technology devices. I have to give credit to those who live in third world countries because they are one of the last of our kinds that won’t have this issue. The way they live is what we humans were born to do in the first place. But going back to problem, it makes us lazy and that is also one of the reasons why Americans are becoming out of shape. People are sitting and watching TV or playing video games and not going out and enjoying the outdoors. “With technology that includes cars, television, computers and mobile devices, the amount of time we spend sedentary increased and our time in physical activity dropped.” For this issue, there is a couple of solutions but the best solution depends on if people can reduce the time they use their devices and only use them when necessary. For everyone, this depends on what they think is a good time limit. If everyone can spend less time on their devices than they did before, then they are doing themselves a favor and they are headed in the right direction. Technology makes our lives easier. Today’s students have tremendous opportunities to learn and to connect by using it. But with each advantage comes a potential cost. When we understand those costs and can minimize them, we can keep the use of technology positive.


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