EMMANUEL O. OGBONNA
28 FEB. 2013
ARE WE TOO DEPENDENT ON TECHNOLOGY?
If you woke up at night and your house was on fire and you can only grab three things what will they be? Your computer, hard drive or maybe your photo album how many of your choices will be technology based. Sure they make our lives easier, but how much are we sacrificing. Think back on the last day your internet went down, how did your day go? When was the last time you picked up a book and read it just for fun, when was the last time we stopped to think of a solution instead of running to Google. The modern day machines may be make our task faster and easier to accomplish but it is robbing us of our thinking and communication skills that distinguish us from animals.
Computers do not make a person smarter it just provides quick access to information when you need it. A human brain invented the computer and through a human brain will it be continually redesigned and improved. I am typing on this computer and will be very upset if this computer suddenly crashes, agreed but that will not stop me completing this paper. Other students will try to fix the computer but getting back to the old fashion pen and paper is not a bad idea. If you take a moment to just think about it our dependence on computers in our school today is very unsettling and that is why I don’t see a possible solution to plagiarism. Some of the courses available in colleges can now be completely done online without any form of face time with the instructor of professor. The courses taught in colleges are designed not only to teach you but to give you a skill you will need to succeed in life. Skills like critical thinking, problem solving attitude, responsibility and so much more, some of this attitude cannot be passed down from instructor to student by just sitting in front of a computer and answering a couple of multi-choice questions.
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