“Technology in our Daily Lives. Technology in our Future.”
I quote, “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” These words were once said by Stewart Brand. In other words, technology affects each and every one of us whether we realize it or not. Technology has become such a big influential part of our lives, that we can l’t do without, from the internet, to phones, and lastly to computers.
Internet has had a huge impact on the entire population. Its resources are used daily. One might use the internet to go on Facebook to keep in touch with others, to do research on any questions they have, or maybe they just want to go on Youtube and search for some funny videos, whatever it is, you can most likely find it. John Sutter wrote an article published by CNN, on December 13,2010 called “The Internet and the ‘End of Privacy’” that went on to say “Welcome to the world of public living — where most everything about a person’s habits, location and preferences is just a few clicks away. People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people.” For example, we all or some of us here are guilty of using the internet to pick this very class, using a very nifty tool called RatemyProfessors where we can find reviews on our very own wonderful Dr. Taylor. Now let me take a moment and pass out this print off for you all to see.
Technology is defined by dictionary. com as "The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives" Determining whether this technology has helped or hindered our society, we must remember that it is not limited to computers and the internet. Technology has had a variety of faces over the last several thousand years of human existence. As man began to understand more and ...
Since the 1870’s, phones have convened our social society on a macro level! People in today’s day and age have extremely high standards due to the technological advancements. Written and published by the Sooper’s Editorial Staff, retrieved December 13th, 2010, “With people becoming more about multi tasking and being mobile, the future of cell phone technology has become more in the limelight. With the addition of mobile web, some people could not believe you could actually surf the web with a cell phone. Then came the camera phone, where people could actually take high quality photos on their phone and send it to others through cyberspace. Now, cell phones can be used to send pictures, videos, email and even update social media sites. What will be next?” Phones are catching up to computers in the race, but phones will one up the computer because they are mobile. A person is more than willing to purchase a phone for five hundred dollars! And their reasoning might be, just to have the most update high-tech features. Let’s take a look at the iPhone shall we? <>
Computers are said to double or triple their strength every single year! Some even believe that the action film “The Terminator” is not that unbelievable considering the advancements we are having on an annual basis. According to the article written by Corey Powell, entitled “20 Ways the World Could End” published in the Discover magazine on October 1, 2000, “Yet Hans Moravec, one of the founders of the robotics department of Carnegie Mellon University, remains a believer. By 2040, he predicts, machines will match human intelligence, and perhaps human consciousness.” This can be good and bad for our world, however this statement is an example of how powerful our computers are becoming.
Possible negative effects/plans for the future
In conclusion, internet, phones, and computers are a large part of our lives. As time goes on, the world becomes more dependent upon them. Internet allows us to retrieve any and all information we need, about an event or a person. Phones allow us to communicate with people worldwide from anywhere! Computer’s are built to last! And the limits are endless. All in all, internet, cell phones, and computers are things that we need, to be successful in our lives. Some words of wisdom that came from one we all know of, Albert Einstein, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
Overall, the smartphone can benefit in both the workplace and at home. This phone technology allows users to stay connected to all their contacts and data no matter where they go, which is beneficial to all those people who benefit from convenience. Smartphones help keep people’s lives organized with their linked calendars and planners courtesy of their advanced operating systems, which also cut ...