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Technology's Impact on America

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Katy Phan

on 7 June 2013

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Technology's Impact
on America Technology and social media may serve as a gateway to more people (which means being social, talking, connecting, etc.) buts effect on social relationships could go in two different ways. Of course, communicating digitally and in person are two distinct things. Perhaps it is because that some people prefer interacting online so much that they might just succumb into something called "social isolation" which basically means that they might not talk to others personally at all.
Perhaps it's easier to confront others on the internet than in real life. With only just words, whatever we say online could mean anything, thus making things that are hard to say in person easier to voice aloud. Now that technology practically dominates
the younger generation, it's no wonder that
we're influenced by it--- especially the brain.
The human brain is flexible and ready and continues Education It's All on
the Brain The Effect of Technology on People (And The Brain) Obviously, technology has made the world seem like a smaller place with its advancements in communication and sharing of information. Technology provides us with more time for ourselves since some items have made us able to manage our time more sufficiently and made things easier to do. Effects of Technology on Social Relationships to grow until a person is well into their 20's.
Facts and information are presented nicely and
quickly but without deliberation. Everything is
just thrown at us and without us being able to
process it all thoroughly. Some people refer to this
as "laziness of thinking". So while we're all
invested in technology and "not" thinking, our
brain (specifically our cognitive
skills) are developing around it, adapting
and influenced by these negative habits. Not only are teachers apprehensive in letting students use devices in the classroom (due to cheating and distractions and whatnot), they fret over the effect that technology has on the students' brain.
Nowadays, computers are an essential part to schoolwork. While students are using these, however, they are more prone to multitasking. But you must wonder; what's so wrong about multitasking? First of all, there are too many distractions. A person cannot focus as much or learn in depth. It takes twice the time to finish something and, with your mind all over the place, causes you to forget more. These kinds of actions basically deteriorates the process of learning.

And what of phones? What harm could they do to the brain? Every time your phone emits a sound it stimulates the brain and interrupts the cognitive activities taking place. It causes us to forget, acting like an interference. With all these different things happening around us, it is harder to capture a student's attention and to hold it. However, some teachers are speculating that they could teach their students in a more entertaining way (such as educational presentations/games) which might be able to get their attention. Technology may have influenced the younger generation but perhaps its up to the teachers to try and adapt as well. Negative Effects: Why would a person prefer talking online rather than in person? Why do people send things (such as "break up" messages) and not say it aloud? It may be due to the fact that things that are hard to say face-to-face are easier said online. There's no confrontation with others, no facial expressions exchanged, no body language, and no tone of voice. But most importantly, you wouldn't have to see the recipient's response. For some, technology does, in fact, improve our social connections because it provides us with an easier and larger way to communicate with others. Researchers have found that people who participate in social media find more support and encouraging words (which may draw from the fact that things are easier said online). Positive Effects What Can Teachers Do About This? The Start of Technology Imagine a life without your phone. Your computer. Your TV. Imagine life without electronics or just electricity in general. How would you listen to music? How would you take pictures with your family and friends? How would you talk with others? To laugh with? America's Addiction Technology is constantly consuming all of our time nowadays. To the right are statistics relating to Americans and their relationship with their phones, proving that we, as people, are obsessed with technology. Could these "normal" habits be considered rude or even dangerous (for example, checking your phone while driving or while with other people)? An early computer from the year 1960 built by the Swedish. Yes, this is a computer, and it's called the Datasaab D2. This contraption is supposedly a "smart phone" built in 1997. In 1983, Martin Cooper is credited as the first person to make a cell phone for commercial use. So all in all, what does technology mean for people all around the world? It opens up a whole new world that can be both useful or dangerous, and with smart judgement, only you can choose how technology dictates your life. A video that talks about
our addiction to technology.
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