Student’s Name:Makeeda Brooks Instructor:Mrs.Rochelle Porter-Linton Course: Freshman Composition II Section:M Assignment:Argumentative Essay Date:November 18, 2010 “The modern world places too much reliance on technology.” Do you agree? Technology, which means the development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to solve human problems.
Compared to the past technology has improved tremendously making it near impossible to survive in an environment without it.Technology however creates three main issues helplessness, environmental hazards and social problems. Over reliance on technology is at the expenses of the environment.
Individual’s health is increasingly being affected by technology; one of the major reasons for this is the increased use of cell phones. There is a harmful radiation that emerges from the use of cell phone which affects the human brain.Flora and fauna has been also affected due to the increased usage of pesticides the air, water and soil has been contaminated this is then trickled down to humans who consume fruits and vegetables. Social problems that arise from an over reliance on technology is: poor communication and relational skills and an addiction to the internet. Technology has caused a break down in the communication process because individuals spend more time on the internet sending instant messages that are not grammatically correct.This in turn creates problems with persons writing essays and other general papers for school purposes, because they are accustom to writing a particular way on the internet it is embedded in them and therefore relate it to everything they do. An addiction to the internet cause individuals more so the younger generation to be socially deprived.
The younger generation relies on the internet to keep in touch with friends and family, this however eliminates the need for face-to-face conversations. Individuals and society becomes helpless and at a loss as to how to proceed without technology.This result in persons being replaced by machines in the labor market and much reliance is placed on these machines to increase productivity and generate more revenue. Whenever there is a breakdown of machinery in the labor market there is going to be problems because of the reliance that is placed on these machineries. Tedious house chores that were normally done manually are now been done with the use of technology for example washing of clothes made much easier with the invention of the washing machines.The modern world has placed too much reliance on technology. A breakdown in technology, such as a loss of electricity, would bring societies and economies to a standstill.
Excessive use of technology depletes natural resources, affects the human health and causes the younger generation to be helpless. While technology has improved our standard of living in many different ways and made lives easier, we should use it in such a way that it benefits individuals as well as the environment.