Technology Essay

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Digital Nation Technology has advanced tremendously in the past couple of years. We use technology each and everyday as a form of communication. Communication is one of the most essential aspects of our lives when it comes to interacting and developing our society. We communicate with one another using cell phones, computers, videogames and even social networks. Many people argue that this phenomenon of social media and the constant use of cell phones have both negative and positive effects on our society and future. Nowadays, almost everyone has a cell phone, iPad or computer in there hands. Being able to carry your cell phone around with you all the time can have positive effects, especially for young children. Sherry Turkle stated, “The adolescent does not have the experience of being alone, of not having only him or herself to count on: there is always a parent on speed dial.” Children who are away from their parents are able to call home at any given moment. This is affecting families worldwide because it is giving parents a sense of comfort when their children are out in the dangerous world. Another positive effect of technology is the fact that we are able to stay in touch with people all around the world. By one click of a button, you can be face timing with a person from China or anywhere around the world. As James E. Miles states, “Videoconferencing has become more popular because it allows face-to-face interaction without wasting travel time. Teleconferencing also allows team meetings without the need to travel hundreds of miles.” This form of technology has a positive effect on our society because we are able to stay in contact with people half way around the world. Other ways that technology has a positive influence on our society is that the Internet brings people with common interests together. For example, World of War Craft is a massively

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