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People are too dependent on technology: agree or disagree?

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  1. Is this a rhetorical question? I mean, really? Facebook is a time vampire and being used to “socialize.” Men are asking women out via text. Men and women are addictively tinkering with their blackberries to the chagrin of their ignored children. People have convinced themselves that Twitter and Facebook are actually a boon to their business. It’s laughable.

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  2. In the Civalized World, Technology has become so fundamental to the average person’s life that we are beyond this choice. The genie is out of the bottle and we ignore it to our peril!
    Cliff

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  3. I’m in the desert posting on my iPhone usig wifi. I’m going with “yes.” I was talking about this at a trivia night. Back in the day, people had to remember trivia. Now we have Google.

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  4. Oh – I totally agree, but not only dependencies on technology. The number of dependencies increased during the last 20 years – I think.

    I wrote about dependencies in my Blog (german, but with a google translation link).

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  5. The challenge to this question is what you consider technology and what you don’t. We all depend on electricity, plumbing and agriculture, all of which could be called technologies.

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  6. Absolutely agree! I very much dislike the fact that most evenings in our house everyone is in a different room in front of a screen, whether it’s a computer, DS, xbox, etc. Last fall we lost internet for three days; the way my kids reacted you would have thought it was the end of the world!

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  7. We allow the advertizers to brainwash us with all the new technology.We must have it in our lives. It is better than any other phone. We no longer think for ourselves we are like sheep we follow the herd.

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  8. In New Zealand there’s been a lot of debate this week following news of a secondary school issuing stationery lists for next year making compulsory a lap top or iPad. While I agree that kids have to keep up with technology, my thoughts did go back to the number of times my kids either lost items from their school bags, or inadvertently broke them or spilled drink over them. And nowadays, there’s the unpleasant likelihood of them having their bags etc stolen.
    I’m totally dependent on technology – when I thought I’d lost my cellphone recently, I despaired at the amount of information I have stored on it – nowhere else. Thankfully it turned up. I haven’t yet learned my lesson and stored information elsewhere.

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  9. I agree that we are too dependent on technology. Can we do anything about the dependence on technology? We lost power yesterday at our house. I thought how sad it was that we were so very unsettled for the three hours without electricity.

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  10. Nandkishor- Hi,this is nandkishor, in today’s modern world,technology has dominated all aspect of life.When it comes to dependency on the same,it again depends on the choice and lifestyle of a perticular person because there are many alternatives to almost everything.But on an average,people of the modern world is really dependent to technology.The fact is that everybody wants to grow fast and technology helps fulfill this desire.It also reduces labour and save much time.

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  11. Nandkishor- Hi,this is nandkishor, in today’s modern world,technology has dominated all aspect of life.When it comes to dependency ,it again depends on the choice and lifestyle of a perticular person because there are many alternatives to almost everything.But on an average,people of the modern world is really dependent to technology.The fact is that everybody wants to grow fast and technology helps fulfill this desire.It also reduces labour and save much time.

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  12. Definitely yes. My lap top was playing up this morning and I realised all the things I couldn’t get done if I couldn’t get access to it. I’m always either on my lap top or my iphone. I have been thinking recently that I should try and have a techno free day, I don’t think I would last the day though.

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  13. Dependent on technology, well there is no need to be Castaway Tom Hanks with his only friend Wilson the volleyball is there? What will we do without automated light sensitive street lights, stove, automobile, telephone. It’s not so much technology that we need. We need to be better than our neighbour. That’s all. We need to be one better in innovation, in getting the latest gadgets. It is human nature to want to be inventive and creative plus being better. So we buy what we create. How can we go backwards ? Faster, faster !

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  14. Humanity has been using technology for millions of years. Deliberately fashioned stone tools are technology. If we hadn’t been dependent on technology we wouldn’t be where we are today.

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  15. We depend more and more on technology and are not able to do some simple calculations without using a calculator. The mind is more and more just in your head without using it. It is true technology is and has been used through history and has made of humanity what it is today. But we also should not forget that with the technology we have made within hundred years more harm to our environment than in the last thousands of years. It is good to have technology but we should not depend on technology too much. We should also use more our own brain.
    Through the computer technology men and women have lost more and more a kind of personal contact and sit and write in front of their computer hours and hours in social networks and forget all around them. Technology is good for progress but we should not depend on too much.

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  16. I ‘m agree, every day we depend more on technology, the most of us can ‘t live a day without use computers, smart phones, tablet pc’s, and social networks.
    We have become in slaves of technology.

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  17. I think the question is moot. Ever since the wheel was invented, we’ve been hooked on technology making our lives more and more effortless. With more time on our hands, man’s brain now seems wired to obsess over the next best thing. And so here we are in the age of the internet where we no longer need leave our keyboards to go out and shop. With a click of a key…whatever we need will be shipped in 7 to 14 days.

    …so i say……. (click below, and see)

    http://hugmamma.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/daily-post-challenge-196-are-we-becoming-too-dependent-upon-technology/

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  18. Agreed.
    It is simply because technology is a collection of methods, techniques or aid that provides higher leverage or increases our output. So, people has always been striving for better technology since the start of human civilization.
    Technology will usually gravitate towards the trend of the contemporary era. Back in the old days, where keeping warm was important, different ways to spark that fire were devised, either intentionally or coincidentally.
    Nowadays, the world is relatively more peaceful and stable in some parts. So, people have more time to fiddle with technology to increase their “pleasant” experiences. Unfortunately, this could mean us sitting in the chair the whole day watching movies on the computer and gaining kilos over the days.
    Personally, whether we are dependent on technology is less important than are we harnessing technology to increase our competency…or just squandering it on leisure.
    Note that there is no good or bad, just that, the human potential is far greater than enabling us to idle away in a movie marathon. It is quite a pity to spend the human potential in this manner. And again, I say this pity only because my perception of a meaningful life might be different from what individuals set for themselves.

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  19. Of course we are. Ever since we distanced ourselves from the other primates, walked upright, developed communication etc, we have engineered our environment to aid us. If you think about the basics – the first hut or shelter built to protect us from the weather, or the invention of the wheel, everything we have done in our history has been built on top of previous technology or the success of that technology.

    You could take all technology away and still survive but it wouldn’t be desirable for many, although there are plenty who live in areas of the world where technology seldom reaches beyond simple clothing and shelter. So it really depends on the culture and your geographical location as to what limits your dependence on technology.

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  20. Yes, no two opinions abut this. But is it bad, or not desirable, if then why? . My view is technolgy is okay as long you harness it to serve your purpose. But once you become dependent on it, you cannot function without the same. You must have a way out, a contingent plan, an alternate style of functioning, and continue without a depression. Then we, human beings retain our place in this vast space time continnum, as the lone species which has self awareness, or we becomes machines one day.

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  21. Agree. Today, everywhere you look you are pounded by technology.. I think that technology has become more escapism from reality than reality. We survived w/o technology in the olden days (1970’s), but today, that technology has taken us to the point of total distraction with Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and the ultimate in endless distraction.. emails overload..

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