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People are too dependent on technology: agree or disagree?

Topic #196: People are too dependent on technology: agree or disagree? Explain.

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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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