Good and the Bad of Technology

posted Dec 10, 2018, 7:12 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Kaliyah Lunsford

    Computers and phones have been a great development for technology and had led us to various technological advances, but with the good, also comes the bad. People today are becoming too dependent on technology and it’s becoming a problem.

    Think about what you would do if your computer, iPad, or laptop crashed today? What if someone took your phone away for a few days or perhaps you lost it? You wouldn’t be happy because most of us cannot go a minute without looking at our phones.

    Society is so dependent on technology that doctors have begin recommending a “technology detox.” This is a period when individuals take a break from using any electronic devices including smartphones and computers as a way to reduce stress.

    “ Schools are not making the technology problem any better, though. Many schools have stopped the “old-fashioned” way of turning in work - on paper”. Teachers have become dependent on assigning, collecting, grading, and returning work online. Although this is conservation of paper, which is a benefit, if the internet is down, work is over for the day. The good come with the bad.

    Many times, people are too worried about their phones instead of living in the moment. If someone is out having fun, thought about their phones are still running through their minds. They are too worried about who is texting them, or if their phones are dying. The result is that you fail to capture and experience the moment since you are busy worried about other things.

Uploaded: 12/10/18

Edited by: DP