Do We Depend Too Much on Technology?

Technology has become an essential accessory in our everyday lives, so much that we humans depend on it. Think of a time when you are not using your phone or not using your computer to look up important information or look up entertainment. Not easy is it?


We use technology for entertainment, educational and for work purposes. Technology is so involved in our everyday lives that our smart phones and tablets contain personal information such as birthdays, important events, credit card numbers and other key data. We no longer do we depend on ourselves but on our phones or computers. The overall advancement of technology has changed not only the way we live our everyday lives, but also the way the world communicates.


Do you know that this number of today’s technology is dependent upon the Internet or in some way manipulates the web, such as computers, smart phones, iPods, iPads, and gaming controls such as the Xbox 360. In fact, the United States today recently reported that a PEW Research Center Survey found that 87% of the U.S. adults use the Internet. The web is an easy way to access information and contact people. Today’s teens use the Internet’s social networking sites to connect with friends and share personal information. Technology such as social networking sites are completely beneficial if one has family in another state or country as it is an easy way to contact them. However while technology enables people to talk to friends over text messaging and social media, it also causes them to make this choice over talking to them in person. Technology in a way deteriorates our human sense of contiguity. No longer do we feel the need or perhaps the desire to talk in person because we have methods of communication that are simpler and in many ways, easier.


Technology has changed the world by making it easier to contact anyone with just the press of a button. Of course, this is beneficial to us as technology shrinks our small world and allows us to through social media look for and find anyone we want to contact. Ultimately technology is a bittersweet invention that has bettered our world, however it can also hinder our society in detrimental ways, if we are not cautious of its capabilities.