Josh Haning Mr. Rogers English Final 05/31/2011 Us Stupid Google Making Is As times change, so must our methods of dealing with them. The evolution of media has changed the way we absorb information from writing to radio to television and so on. During these trans-formative periods, skills are lost and skills are gained; but to label the internet as the catalyst for the degeneration of our intelligence goes a bit too far. In his article ”Is Google Making Us Stupid” Nicholas Carr argues that, in its current form, the internet is not conducive to the kind of deep thought required when reading a long article or novel. He feels that while the internet is extremely useful, it is designed to distract as opposed to focus the mind.
This means that they could adopt a computerised accounting system to deal with financial transactions and many staff can help them do this these transactions. Computerised Accounting system can benefit them because they can do all their calculations in the computer which helps them to do their work quickly. Rumble is a small business so they will have less staff. On the other hand If Rumble did not have many staffs this means they won’t need to adopt a computerised accounting system because it is too expensive and also manual accounting system could help them instead if they had less staff. In this case Manual accounting system is easier for them to handle with their calculations through sales day book, petty cashbook and cashbook.
This automation/improved technology pushes us to rely on technology completely to solve problems starting from bigger complex tasks like indutrial applications, manufacturing goods, transportation, medium complex tasks like train ticketing, bookings, reservations and very simple tasks like text searching over net etc. Today lot of decission making happens automatically by machines without human interaction. Though few argue that this huge advancements and usage of technology deteriorate the human ability to think for themselves, but I strongly disagree with this as the kind of benefits we see, the path it provides us to grow in various other fields, time it provides us to explore more and more on other problems at hand and the accuracy and transparency it provides etc are uncountable. We rely on technology for most of the complicated and critical tasks also, for eg: critical decission making, diagnosis in medical field/health related issues which are of extremely critical. Such examples will place a challenge in building such intelligent systems before placing them into usage.
Business meetings have been replaced by emails or internet based conference applications such as Skype. Customer service is defined now by automated voice recognition software as well as long, complicated touchtone menus. Societal courtesies are forgotten, as people forego their manners to check their phones in mid-conversation. Technology has changing who we are, how others see us, and what we feel is important. Refusal to accept this fact will not stop this change, rather it will leave an individual frustrated and unable to keep up with the rest of the computerized world.
Technology is manipulating us into thinking that virtual interaction can serve as a replacement for human interaction. By doing this we become awkward with one another. It’s important that others understand what will become of the future society if this continues. Technology can be very beneficial, but many users are abusing it. In Sherry Turkle’s chapter No Need to Call, she argues that choosing technology over peers is eventually going to lead to isolation.
Although many jobs require advanced skills, some jobs now are de-skilled due to the technological revolution in the workplace. According to Roberts (2004) in the past, shopkeepers had to have math skills to be able to sell the product, but now with the use of electronic cash registers, they do not need to have this skill. Moreover, Former workers in factories need to have manual and strength skills to perform their jobs, but now the use of technology in factories are required the experience of using computers and programming skills (Herman, 2004). Consequently, this will lead to reduce some employee skills in the workplace. Secondly, the use of technology in the workplace leads to reduced chances to get promotion.
Everyone wants to have as many gadgets as possible because they believe that gadgets would increase comfort and convenience. They think that it is important to rely upon technology as it represents the ability of equipment skill as well as living status. The society is certain that the more gadgets they have, the more established their life would be. This is because technologies such as mobile phone, treadmill, play station and many more are expensive and can only be used by people who are technology savvy. Despite of this believe, less do people know that too many technologies lead to obesity as people are not physically active.
Computers can help us create and edit documents very easily and can help us speed up work. It is now easier to communicate and send documents through computers at the push of a button. The Internet and E-mail services are just two examples of many features that computers can offer. As the Internet and the computerization of work, education, and life itself lead to inequalities in the
Technology becoming out of hand for the future In the article “Why the future doesn’t need us” by Bill Joe (2000) states that in the future the world is not going to need us. He continues his argument by stating that computers are being created to do the jobs of humans, but a lot better, which leaves many people out of jobs. As of now there is not an industry that uses a computer to do daily work. Computers do make work more efficient, but knowing that humans may be voluntary to give up power to a machine. If humans do give up power to machines they may be capable of making all of our decisions for us.
Technological knowledge is a must for everybody to not be left behind in a fast-paced environment we live in. But even this statement is somewhat outdated. Now taking part and being in social media is a necessity to be synchronized with the new life changing. Lakshmi Chaudhry points it out explaining how easy it became for some people to gain fame through technology, “An honor once reserved for World leaders […] down the street”. And is it possible to say that this knowledge is part of this modern literacy?