It is difficult to start off from scratch but you got to do it. I am writing few points in the direction you should proceed. If I were to write the paper I would maintain an unbiased notion about technology. We are really dependent on it as well as many features of it is overly depended upon. I see you have chosen your path so I am proceeding your way.
1. Start by writing about technology and how it has shaped the world over time. (everything has a good and a bad side)
2. Now start focusing on the bad side. For example you can state that internet is both a boon and bane (in your case bane). Increased number cyber attacks has swept all the nations. Minors are being exposed to inappropriate materials (well who doesn't? :P) over the web.
3. Social networking websites have made people more asocial. They tend to chat more and seldom interact with real people. People are getting lost in the virtual reality of the social media.
4. The world was happy even before the invention of Macs, iPhone and windows. People now seldom write letters and even more, their vocabulary are getting ruined due to the constant usage of internet slangs like LOL, LMFAO, YOLO etc. These days, most of the action happen in Microsoft word (and in school exam!)
5. Mobile phones are a handy little thing but what freaks me more is the radiation caused due to the mobile towers. Half the mobile towers in the world radiate more harmful rays than they should. These rays are one of the major cancer causing reasons.
6. You can also mention the classic "TV is a idiot box" thing if you want.
7. Everything is going "e" these days. Be it e-books, e-money, or whatsoever. Isn't it more assuring to pay using cash or cheque? One thing goes wrong and you may end up losing a fortune! iPads are really popular these days but can it beat the traditional book (in terms of reading)?
8. Our parents had homework in their generation. Larry Page, Bill Gates all of them had to do homework, write papers in their school. Was there google in their time? How did they do it? Good old encyclopedias!!! Knowledge learned through personal experience and hard work will remain with you forever.
9. Global warming took a toll in the environment many times this year and all because of the tremendous rise in industrialization (also a technology). Increased number of human fatalities, ozone layer depletion, rise in sea level, rise in temperature etc all of these due to technology.
10. To ease our life we frequently drive around in cars to save us from the hard work of walking. This produces Carbon and sulphur emissions from the cars to rise into the atmosphere. here the sulphur mix with water in the clouds to form Sulphuric acid and the same thing with carbon happens, thus forming carbonic acid. Voila! we have acid rain.
11. The global trend is to make life simple. Life has become so simple that we humans seldom come out of our caves and do something physical. More and more people are becoming obese. Boys should go out and play cricket/ soccer and stuff but they tend to play them in their playstation.
12. On the conclusion I am giving you three choices. Either you can write that technology has ruined many integral parts of our life.
Freedom is basic human right and technology has just battered that philosophy of several hundred years to pieces and made us its slaves.
Too much of everything is bad for us. Indeed technology is necessary in life, it shows our thousands of years of evolution. But overindulging in it can have adverse effects on us.
You can also insert the story of WALL-E if you want to make your essay more interesting, yet subtle. (I hope you have seen it. You must)
Are We Too Dependent on Technology? Essay
964 WordsJan 31st, 20114 Pages
Are We Too Dependent on Technology?
Eric Tracy ENG 122 Angela Temple May 3rd, 2010
Are We Too Dependent on Technology? If you were to ask somebody what a computer was sixty years ago they would look at you look at you puzzled. Now days it is hard to find a household or office in America that does not contain at least one personal computer. With all of this information at our finger tips, we have to ask ourselves if we are becoming too dependent on technology. Imagine if we were to wake up tomorrow with all electronic devices disabled. Everybody’s life would be impacted in one way or another. We would lose what has become the largest portal for communication. We would also lose countless information that has…show more content…
A lot of people believe that we are not too dependent on technology. I spoke to my brother; he stated we just utilize it like we would automobiles or anything else like that. There is no denying the benefits of technology, however, I believe we should not get ahead of ourselves. Over the last fifty years our civilization has changed dramatically. Communication with friends and family has become as easy as the click of the mouse. Also we have saved countless trees by using electronic mail instead of paper mail. I agree that it is in our best interest to continue to use technology in the future. However, I feel that we all should get into the mindset of having a contingency plan in case we lose it. It is hard to go anywhere now days without interacting with a computer. A lot of jobs now require that you fill out applications on the internet. It has also become crucial that you have basic computer skills to be employed in any office setting. In 1994 only 3% of public schools had internet access. In just over ten years in 2005 that number had jumped to 94% of all public schools now having internet access. (US Department of Education) This just goes to show how fast technology is really growing. I feel that we are way to acceptant of something new and need to realize the repercussions before jumping right in. So many people rely on technology in their everyday lives. It could be from using your cell