Addiction to technology is a serious problem in America. Looking back 25 years ago, before cell phones were invented, I remember reading from a textbook in middle school about the future of the “telephone. ” I remember like it was yesterday when the classroom discussion opened and the teacher stated the future of the telephone would be that one day everyone will have a telephone to carry around and we will no longer be connected to a land line.
We all laughed about the ideal of not having a land line because at the time, we could not conceive the thought of carrying a telephone around without a cord. Technology had not yet invented the solution to the busy signal that we would receive when we could not reach the person we were calling either because someone in the household we were calling were on the telephone or someone forgot to properly hang up the telephone.
Twenty five years ago, there was no such thing as caller Identification, three-way calling, or a way to block your call when making an outbound telephone call. Today, the invention of the cell phone has exceeded my expectations; however, the countries advancement in cell phone technology has caused a serious problem. The addiction to cell phone technology is the major cause of increase in vehicular accidents and deaths in the United States. When drivers use their cell phone to talk or text while driving, they are distracted from driving which can lead to a fatal accident.
Technology had become engrained in our society. Everywhere people are using cell phones, including children and teenagers. Cell phone technology and technology in general have change the way we do everything in our society. Technology has dramatically altered our world. They have become a necessary part of everyday life so much so that it is leaking into the education world as a new tool despite ...
Cell phones have received much negative media attention in the recent years due to the usage of cell phones while driving which has lead to more accidents. According to The National Safety Council, (www. nsc. org) that saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy (2010), it estimates “at least 28% of all traffic crashes – or at least 1.6 million crashes each year – involve drivers using cell phones and texting.
” It is also estimated that “1. 4 million crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones and a minimum of 200,000 additional crashes each year involve drivers who are texting. ” While technology has made great improvement in how we communicate on a daily basis, it has also created a usage addiction that has lead to many accidents which remains to be a serious problem in our country.