People Are Overly Dependent On Technology Essay

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Personally, I didn’t think that people were overly dependent on technology until I personally experienced something. It was my first time using the Light Rail Transit and I was reading a book as my exams were near. Literally everyone in there were looking down at their mobile phones and didn’t seem to care their surroundings. That situation strike a chord with me, and I suddenly started to notice just how overly dependent we are on technology. Although technology benefits our lives greatly, it can go a bit too far. When we over rely on technology to do our thinking for us, not only our cognitive skills are losing their edge but our creativity can suffer as well. Why do we care about creativity? For one thing, creativity is the root of our ability to problem-solve novel situations. Creativity is what we use when we’re presented with a new problem and need to figure out the best course of action. When we let our devices make all of these decisions for us, we stop utilizing those problem solving skills. What happens if your devices breaks or makes an error? If you don’t keep those skills sharp, what makes you think you’ll be able to make a quick and accurate decision when faced with a new dilemma? Computers have been trained to paint pictures and compose…show more content…
What is more important to be able to come up with a creative solution to a problem? I feel that today creativity is a more critical skill. And what is less important than spending the whole time in front of a screen? I feel that face-to-face interaction is part of living a healthier life. We must agree that people are being carried away by the increased inventions being introduced in our lives today. The balance we need is to appreciate technology since it has its benefits, but also have the discipline to turn it off when need to be experience life in

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