Journey from Ordinary to Marvelous There are humans in this world who want to become marvelous by achieving different things in their life. It is not bad to be an achiever but as you are achieving different things you have to be careful about your ordinary life. To illustrate on this, Lauren Slater in her essay, “Dr. Daedalus” suggests that people want to achieve a lot of things but they forget that while they have achieved certain things they misuse their powerful and ultimately cross their limits. On the other hand de Botton in his article, “On Habit” says how living an ordinary life rather than a marvelous one is also interesting.
There is a common misconception that technology provides us with luxury items that are not necessarily needed for day-to-day human activities. This is simply not true. The electronic devices I listed above have numerous functions and are necessary for communication, education, information dissemination, entertainment, commerce, healthcare and much more. In order to buttress the importance of technology, let us imagine a day in life without technology. So, let us imagine a life in the day of Tope (who has had a bet with his friend that he can do without any contact with any form of technology for a full day).
However, this does not mean we do not need to face any competition throughout our life. Everyone in the society or within their community needs to face the competition with their peers. On the other word, people are competing with each other in the society. But how does this related to the leisure class? In the primitive stage of civilisation, there is no doubt that the efficiency and productivity (on the other word “Technology”) were not as advanced as today.
In these studies, the conversation itself was as distracting as dialing or retrieving messages. People who talk on a cell phone while driving develop an extremely narrow focus, and become unaware of many of the things happening around them on the road. Naturally, the lobbyists for the cellular communications industry are fighting at every legislative level to eliminate or void any bans. Verizon, which has some 28 million cell phone users, is determined that its $14.95 headset would circumvent any bans. However, the second argument is a valid one: for the most part, cell phones are a convenience, and not really necessary, even as some people argue the point.
Nobody interacts with the big brother; he is simply an evaluator of behavior. The government’s presence is always felt whether or not it is physically present or not. The security of citizens is augmented due to the fact everyone is exposed to the eye of authority. A chief mechanism used to make certain these ideas are carried out in modern society is the usage of closed-circuit televisions. By properly establishing and exercising these panoptical devices crime rate will be reduced while having a limited interaction with citizens, which sustains a healthy balance between privacy and protection.
THE REVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY Technology is an alien that have overtaken our society causing lots of change to take place. “To exist is to stand out, away from the background. You aren’t thinking or really existing unless you’re willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.” —Frank Herbert. My take on growth of technology in our society is supported by Frank view’s which states that as human’s it all depends on our own take of how we see things as with our own views we can adjust to the society we are in, because as humans our vision about life is close to the ground so we don’t care about what is happening outside but now due to technology growth it’s required to concern ourselves with the happening of what we inflict in the world around us. In the western world it’s seen that technology well adopted in our society.
While I'm sure all these devices have good intent, they have ultimately taken focus away from the road and put more focus on other things like taking a picture a posting it on Facebook or stopping at the drive thru to eat while on the go. We have traded safety for convenience, and common since for smart phones. Yet, as obvious as these hazards have become we still continue to ignore the fact that one thousand people a year are killed in auto accidents due to cell phone use and one of those thousand could easily be me, my brother, my best friend, or someone else I love. Why do we do this? Most people just feel invincible, particularity young people.
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.
Mobile phones are not necessary for teenagers English Speech Mobile phones were once used only as a form of communication and for emergencies. But today, it is a very different story, it is used to text, play games, used to surf the net and much more. Good morning Ms Bailey and fellow classmates. At a certain time in our teenage life, we all think that it is necessary to own a phone but I strongly believe that “mobile phones are not necessary for teenagers” because it only leads to distraction, unnecessary phone bills and brings danger to people’s lives. We all must admit that having a mobile phone is quite crucial nowadays, but at the same time it may be affecting us teenagers in a negative manner as well.
Like every other scientific progression, technology has changed the world, but whether it is for the best of our planet or the worst is yet to be decided. Imagine a life without an oven to cook food for you or having to salt food that you wish to conserve as opposed to simply placing it in a refrigerator. The truth is that most of us would be terrified at the prospect of living without these luxuries as they do massively reduce human effort, but what happens when the envelope is pushed and machines step over the line. Technology is all around us and has been developed for our benefit. For instance, people wanted an easy form of communication, the telephone was invented.